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It's Official! College Football Playoff to begin in 2014


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#101 Oriole85

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:02 AM

And then there's that. Hell, I wouldn't even do it if asked unless I was guaranteed complete anonymity. I would not want to be a committee member driving through the Deep South the year after only one SEC team was selected for the playoff.

Yep, it's not like some kind of "civic duty" thing to serve on this committee. It's a pretty thankless job IMO.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:29 PM

Ty Willingham is on it

 

Willingham is the first former FBS coach that has been identified of the individuals reported by ESPN that will be on the committee.

Willingham, who played at Michigan State, was 76-88-1 in 14 seasons at Stanford (1995-2001), Notre Dame (2002-04) and Washington (2005-08).

And the problem with this in addition to perceived biases, is that he might go back to coaching.

 


 


 


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:37 PM

Ty Willingham is on it

 

And the problem with this in addition to perceived biases, is that he might go back to coaching.

 

And with that choice you probably just lost the Notre Dame fans.



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:29 PM

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

If nothing else, I at least give them credit for spreading out the biases evenly among the conferences.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:50 PM

ESPN: Committee to have 13 members

 

http://espn.go.com/c...unced-next-week

 

ESPN and The Associated Press last week identified the 13 members as Barry Alvarez, Mike Gould, Pat Haden, Tom Jernstedt, Jeff Long, Oliver Luck, Archie Manning, Tom Osborne, Dan Radakovich, Condoleezza Rice, Mike Tranghese, Steve Wieberg and Tyrone Willingham.


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:22 AM

ESPN: Hogs' Jeff Long to lead committee

 

http://espn.go.com/c...ayoff-committee

 

I would've preferred someone who was indepedent or atleast not currently affliated with a school to be leading this thing. The former NCAA exec probably would've been a good choice.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:41 PM

ESPN: Controversy will not leave with BCS



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:39 PM

ESPN: Sites of 2016, 2017 title games set

 

http://espn.go.com/c...mpionship-games

 

Glendale's University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of the Fiesta Bowl and home of the Arizona Cardinals, was chosen over three other venues for the Jan. 11, 2016, game.


Tampa's Raymond James Stadium was selected over five other venues for the Jan. 9, 2017, game. Raymond James hosts the Outback Bowl each year and is home to the South Florida Bulls and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:10 PM

The NFL has said they won't go back to Miami for a SB until upgrades are made to Sun Life Stadium. I wonder if the college playoff committee feels the same way, now that the BCS rotation that included Miami is over.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

ESPN: Playoff panel doesn't want rematches

 

http://espn.go.com/c...avoid-rematches

 

This isn't the basketball tournament with 68 teams. Give me 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3. I don't care if they already played.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

ESPN: Jimbo Fisher: Tradition important

 

http://espn.go.com/c...ootball-playoff

 

"When I was a child, I remember who won the Sugar Bowl, who won the Orange Bowl, who won the Cotton Bowl, who won the Rose Bowl," Fisher said Tuesday. "It was a big deal to go. We act like that's not a big deal now. That's one of the great things you have in college football. We're so involved in winning a championship that we're forgetting the tradition and history of doing things."

That's arbitrary to me in the first place, even if it wasn't considered as such 20-30 years ago. People overvalue bowl games. I still doesn't watch them, enjoy them, and it's a big deal for program like UCF and Boise when they make these games and win them. However, I don't think Bama would've thought "amazing season" if they had won the Sugar Bowl this year.

 

"And how many times was the BCS ever wrong?" Fisher said. "How many times did they ever get it wrong at the end? We've still got the same problem. You're going to argue over who's four and five or who's two and three. What's the difference?"

The new system will be wrong as well, it's still better than what we have IMO. I've said I wouldn't likely go further, but I'd like to see what happens here first.

 

He said the physical toll of playing major college football is greater than at the sport's lower levels, where playoffs can extend seasons to 16 games for teams that play for a championship.

That I agree with him on, also a lot more travel for the FBS teams than the FCS teams. I'm not saying a 16 team playoff couldn't be done at the FBS level but I believe this argument has validity. Besides which, I don't how banged up a team like Towson was from all the games they played.

 

 

Ultimately he actually does say he's fine with the playoff, I just don't subscribe to the devaluing the bowls, even though that is likely to happen. It actually already besides the Rose Bowl and even traditionalists are upset without the annual Big 10/Pac 10(now 12) matchup.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:00 PM

ESPN: Premium seats to come at a price

 

http://espn.go.com/c...game-start-1899


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

CBS Sports: FWAA, NFF partner to form new 'Super 16' college football poll

 

http://www.cbssports...e-football-poll

 

The Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation have partnered to form the FWAA-NFF Grantland Rice Super 16 poll beginning in 2014. The announcement was made Tuesday morning.

Beginning this season, the top 16 teams will be ranked weekly by a roster of 36 voters. Twenty-six of those will be FWAA members, “current or past writers of national stature," according to the press release. The 10 NFF voters will consist college football hall of fame players, coaches and administrators.


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