Happy New Year

Wow, what a way for the ACC to ring in 2010 -- with Viginia Tech's convincing win over Tennessee and today's farewell to legendary coach Bobby Bowden.

Another bit of news on the Noles ...

Linebacker Dekoda Watson and cornerback Patrick Robinson will play in the 2010 Under Armour Senior Bowl. The 61st game is scheduled for Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. (ET) in Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium and will be televised live by the NFL Network.

I'm in Jacksonville, Fla., now, getting ready to head over to the stadium for the Gator Bowl. I'm expecting a bit of chaos today. In addition to Bowden's team walk, which is around 10:30 a.m., there are also about 500 credentialed members of the media for this game. That's about twice as many as normal. And of course, it's going to be a great crowd, considering it sold out in two hours. So far I've seen West Virginia fans on my plane, in the restaurant last night, and here in my hotel. I'm sure the Noles will represent well, though, in their home state. I'll be blogging throughout the whole game. See you there.