However, I do believe it was a big morale-booster for the guys on the team
who will be returning next season, and for those of us who support the
team. Also, a bowl victory is one of the leading, objective indicators for
the likely success of a team's next season.
I still hold too little faith in Kelly as an adaptable, effective leader to
believe in long-term, consistent success for his teams in the top-ten of
college football rankings.