Camping World Bowl Thoughts, and Justin Fuente’s Future

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Justin Fuente is “incredibly happy” at Virginia Tech. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

Bowl season is fun. Generally it means the Hokies are facing an opponent they rarely, if ever, play. It’s new for the fanbase, and it’s a chance to finish the season in a good way.

Recently, bowl game results have been kind to the Hokies. From a talent perspective, they outclassed Arkansas, Tulsa and Cincinnati the last three years. UCLA in 2013…not so much. I think we’d all prefer to forget the bowl games from 2010 through 2012, even though the Hokies did win one of them.

The Hokies won’t out-talent their opponent this year, but hopefully they can make their bowl experience a memorable one for their fans and themselves. Mike Gundy will bring his Oklahoma State Cowboys – and his mullet – to Orlando to face Virginia Tech in the Camping World Bowl.

This has to be one of the most intriguing matchups of the bowl season. It will feature one of the nation’s best offenses against one of the nation’s best defenses, and two top 25 teams who haven’t faced each other in over 40 years. For everyone spending the day watching college football, it is also the only bowl game on TV during its timeslot. Here’s the schedule for the day…

1 p.m.: Military Bowl, Virginia vs. Navy
5:15 p.m.: Camping World Bowl, Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State
9 p.m.: Holiday Bowl, Michigan State vs. Washington State
9 p.m.: Alamo Bowl, Stanford vs. TCU

That’s right. You can actually pre-game for the Tech game by watching the ‘Hoos lose to Navy. If the Hokies can follow that up with their 10...