practices that come with bowl preparation is when the team had a crappy season and the bowl game you're going to is a crappy bowl. Why has Notre Dame had so many crappy seasons that end with crappy bowls in the last 20 years? Because we've had 4 crappy coaches in a row. No one was talking about all the extra practices leading to a great jump on 2013 when the team was preparing for the prison rape awaiting them at the hands of Alabama. Please let the myth of the benefits to the following season from extra bowl practices die the death it deserves.