I know if you are bowl bound you get more official practices as an added bonus for your season. So if you qualify for a bowl game and you choose not to play do you lose all
of that practice time? Or can you have official parctices like a winter camp?
Question about bowls and practices
Pretty sure you have to actually be scheduled to play in a game. Here, this explains it:
those 15 practices are lost....unfortunately
what it means is open to discussion but they are gone...