Terps excited about Military Bowl bid
ANNAPOLIS—Doc Holliday is a 56-year-old coach, plain and simple. Since he heard that his Marshall Thundering Herd would be playing in the 2013 Military Bowl, his thoughts have been about nothing but football.
His players? It was a little different.
Shortly after bowl assignments were made, bowl gifts were made public, the courtesy arrangement of presents that bowls give out to players and personnel who have been selected to play.
The Military Bowl is giving its participants, among other things, a brand new PlayStation 4 video game console.
“I know all of my kids are talking about the gifts they’re getting here from this bowl. I think this is the No. 1 gift bowl in America,” Holliday told the media with a laugh on Thursday afternoon. “I don’t know what those daggone machines are they’re playing with...but that’s all our kids talk about.”
The PlayStation 4, which retails for $399, accompanies an Ogio brand backpack as the centerpieces of the Military Bowl’s gift package.
“They’re getting some pretty good Christmas presents here with the Military Bowl,” Maryland head coach Randy Edsall said. “Believe me…when they heard that…they were getting texts from their buddies at other bowl games and asked if they wanted to swap places and everything.
“Our guys said, ‘No, we’re not going to do that.’”
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