Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Big BCS changes coming?

Interim Big 12 Commissioner Chuck Neinas has turned some heads with his recent statements about some major changes that he forsees coming to the BCS in the next few years. Chief among them is the elimination of automatic-qualifying bids for any conference. That may be accompanied by the abolishment of the two-team maximum the conferences currently face, meaning you could see three or more teams from the same conference playing in BCS bowls in the same year sometime in the future.

To read more about this, check out Dennis Dodds' article from CBS Sports.

Given all of the change that's already gone on in college football, I don't think it's too hard to imagine that the BCS may take on a completely different form at some point. But this paragraph from Dodds had me scratching my head a little bit:

Neinas also said he senses “strong sentiment” for conferences to remain with current membership until 2013. That would mean Syracuse and Pittsburgh would remain in the ACC, Missouri and Texas A&M would remain in the Big 12 and West Virginia and TCU would remain in the Big East.



This is likely Dodds drawing a conclusion based on a false assumption, something that "legitimate" journalists like himself think only happens with amateur bloggers like us here at Spit Blood. If there is actually anything to this, though, you'd have to think that Boschini, Del Conte & company are lawyering up big time.

2 comments:

The Showstopper said...

Dennis Dodd is about as legitimate of a journalist as Craig James.

Rotten Arsenal said...

Wait... That would mean Syracuse and Pittsburgh would remain in the ACC, Missouri and Texas A&M would remain in the Big 12 and West Virginia and TCU would remain in the Big East.

Syracuse and Pitt are in the Big East right now... so does that mean that the cut off date for "remaining" in their "current" conference is some arbitrary date in the middle of September between the Syracuse/Pitt declaration and the A&M SEC declaration, never mind the fact that 'Cuse and Pitt won't officially join the ACC until AFTER these other teams join their new conferences? TCU is in the MWC "currently"? What does it all mean?

Oh... it most likely means that these people are fucking morons and have no clue what the hell they are talking about.