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The Calm Before the Storm: Russell Athletic Bowl Press Conference

You may be surprised to find out that we play a bowl game in about 28 hours (unless you're already in or will shortly be traveling to Orlando, in which case, huzzah!). Today was the official press conference.

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As part of the run-up to the Russell Athletic Bowl, there was a press conference / media event today where both coaches put on suits and acted like somewhat normal people (rather than football-obsessed cyborgs), and both teams tried as hard as possible not to mean-mug each other from across whatever hotel's largest conference hall.  Here's the highlights from the @BUFootball Twitter account:

And now here's a few other tweets of note:

I put this tweet first, so I could lead you into one of the classic Brilesisms of the season:

I can't decide if this is a somewhat straightforward Brilesism about injuries or a larger statement about the true purpose of our lives. Viewed as the latter, Briles could be deriding our culture's laser-like focus on materialism and the Pursuit of More. He strikes me as something of a minimalist that way. Viewed as the former, he was probably just talking about how injuries suck and there's nothing we can do about them except complain, and ain't nobody got time for that.

I'd pay money for that cardboard cutout of Briles. I'd use it as a scarecrow to keep bad offenses away from my house.

I like it.

A somewhat random inclusion just because it's worth posting.

Stay tuned for the Roll Call post shortly!