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Clardy's Corner: The BCS Bowl Tree

Forget Northern Illinois. Once again, the true BCS busters are the Stanford Cardinal. And by bucking a system set up for them to fail, the Cardinal are poised to taste the fruit of a BCS bowl once again.

Two years ago, whenever anybody asked me if I was making the trip to Miami to see the Cardinal at the Orange Bowl, I would always say, "Of course! BCS bowls don't grow on trees for us at Stanford, you know." Last year, whenever anybody asked me if I was heading to Phoenix for the Fiesta Bowl, I would always reply, "Of course! We may never be here again. BCS bowls don't grow on trees for us at...