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Can We Pretend Its The Hula Bowl, Too?

Everything DOCTOR Daryl Gross has done in the last two years in terms of scheduling has been done in the name of turning Syracuse into a national powerhouse again. We've dropped weaker opponents (Wyoming), scheduled high-profile teams (USC, Penn State), and re-enriched passionate rivalries (Boston College, Virginia Tech).

But following last week's soul-crushing loss to Washington, the truth seems to have finally sunk in. We're not Oklahoma or Florida. We're not going to go from mediocre to megastars in two seasons. In fact, we're probably not going bowling this season or next season.

It's too late to do anything about this year...but what about next year? Is there a way we can present the illusion of a bowl game to excite our fan base and trick ourselves into feeling like we've done something good? I know...let's schedule Hawaii!

The Honolulu Advertiser reports that the University of Hawaii is talking to Syracuse University about a football game to close the 2008 season.

Apparently the Orange and the Warriors are discussing a "
Dec. 6, 2008 regular season finale." Probably for the best that we waited until Colt Brennan leaves town.

It's comforting to know that Greg Robinson's final game as Syracuse coach will probably be on Hawaiian Shirt Day. You want people to feel relaxed and at ease at times like that.