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Technical Tidbits 12/19

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In which we discuss coaching contracts, 2014-15 bowl match-ups and a new-found relationship between the United States and Cuba.

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One more final for Cade and then he'll be done for the semester, so join me in wishing him good luck! In the mean time, you'll have to deal with me doing the Tidbits. Don't worry, though, it's only for a day.

Bowl predictions abound! ESPN's David Hale examines the Orange Bowl match-up and selects Georgia Tech to beat the Bulldogs in a rampant shootout. The main thing standing in Tech's way, Hale discusses, will be MSU quarterback Dak Prescott. Andrea Adelson takes a look at the Belk Bowl match-up between uga and Louisville. You too will be able make your own selections later today.

It was reported Wednesday evening that Michigan offered San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh a 6-year $49 million contract that would surpass Nick Saban's contract to be the highest-paid in all of college football. Bruce Feldman tweeted yesterday, however, that reports were inaccurate. With all the controversy abounding with this Michigan job, it makes you wonder whom Michigan will actually hire. Will it be a name that has already mentioned?

Speaking of coaching contracts, Boston College head coach Steve Addazio has a brand new one. The second-year head man's new contract runs all the way through 2020. In his two season at BC, Addazio has won seven games both times. That is a big improvement from the year prior to Addazio's hiring when the Golden Eagles only won two games.

Fox Sports took a look at each of the 38 bowl games to find one player in each game on which to keep an eye. For the Orange Bowl, they select half back Josh Robinson. Robinson has been an integral part of this MSU offense, taking 177 carries for 1,128 yards and 11 touchdowns. That's an average of 6.4 yards per carry. However, in MSU's last three games, Robinson's carries got decreased down to 10.3 attempts per game.

As most of you have probably seen by now, the tensions between Cuba and the United States have started to lessen with the normalization of relations between the two countries. This will also have a huge impact on sports, specifically baseball, with the recent success of Cuban players like Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig. With these lessening tensions, it should be easier for players from Cuba to transfer over to American baseball or vice-versa.

How will the US's new-found relationship with Cuba impact baseball on both the national and collegiate level? How could Beesball be impacted? Who will be the next Michigan head coach?