If this were to happen then Louisville is probably back in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl, which has been Charlie Strong's preference all along (Fla. recruiting).
The feeling by a few — is Notre Dame will pass on the Champs Bowl this year — “keeping this game in their back pocket” as an option for next year, because of all of the potential openings in the PAC 10 Bowl Games this year.
Southern Mississippi has already accepted an invitation to be the C-USA representative in the Beef Bowl.
I still say we hold out until the Rose Bowl comes to its senses. They'll come around. They always come around.