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Canes headed to Sun Bowl to play Washington State

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After many days of projections and predictions that the Canes would be spending Christmas in El Paso, the announcement was made official, as the Sun Bowl announced the 2015 matchup will be Miami vs Washington State.

Kaaya, Yearby, and the Canes are headed back to El Paso for Bowl Season.
Kaaya, Yearby, and the Canes are headed back to El Paso for Bowl Season.
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During the last week, there were plenty of bowl projections and predictions. For Miami, nearly all of them had the Canes heading back to El Paso, TX for the Sun Bowl. Sunday afternoon, those predictions and projections became reality.

Bowl games have an opponent, obviously, and for the Sun Bowl, the Canes will be playing a Pac-12 team, with Washington State as the opponent.

The Sun Bowl will be played on December 26th at 2:00pm Eastern.

The last time Miami was in the Sun Bowl? The last time we had a new coach, in 2010 when we played USC Notre Dame.

The initial reaction from Canes players was about what you'd expect: not positive.

My thoughts?

So yeah. Miami got placed in the absolute worst tier 1 bowl possible for an ACC team. And, after spending LAST Christmas in Shreveport, LA, that makes 2 years in a row this team (and the athletic staff and beat writers) have to spend the holidays in a wretched location.

But hey, it's better than not having a bowl game, right? RIGHT?!

*sigh*

More on this matchup soon.

Go Canes