I honestly do not understand how any Tech fan would be against them playing in the I Bowl.
My best guess at understanding this.........Tech vs. ULM in a bowl would legitimize ULM and its (pick an adjective, Tech fans) program. Bottom line: ULM never should be seen on the same stage as Tech.
Unless Tech finds another home (Big 12? ACC?
), in 2014 they'll be in the same league (Conference USA) as four former Sun Belt schools (Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee and North Texas). Gee, even recent football startups Charlotte and Old Dominion (both arriving at CUSA in 2015) were Sun Belt members long ago.
But yes, Tech-ULM in the I-Bowl would be a fascinating matchup on many levels...........and be sure to bet the over. Too bad we won't see them face off this year.