He should be smart enough, and decisive enough, to make that decision with the information he has in front of him now. RichRod has been here for 3 full years and has coached 36 games. What is Brandon expecting to see in the bowl game? We all know how this will go - the offense will be great, the defense and special teams will be bad. Whether we win or lose will depend on turnovers and, frankly, is largely irrelevant. That's how it's been all season.
He's either being indecisive or he is playing games, sticking to an arbitrary timetable to buy time for Harbaugh. Either way, I dont like it. He is leaving everyone - fans, alumni, all of the coaches and all of the players - in the lurch. That is not good management.