“Basketball’s a tournament sport and football, college football, is not.”

From a Q and A with NCAA head Myles Brand:

Q: Do you think Division I-A college football is moving toward a playoff system?

A: My reading of it is that the presidents are very much concerned to emphasize the regular season. They’re pleased with BCS games including the BCS championship, which has been very exciting the past few years, And they’re pleased about the rivalries. They don’t want to see the regular season rivalries get hurt. Basketball’s a tournament sport and football, college football, is not. They don’t want to turn college football into anything that’s like the NFL. I don’t foresee a major playoff unless most of the presidents change their mind.

I wonder what Brand considers a “major playoff” to be, but still, that sounds like he senses a great deal of resistance to something more elaborate that what we have now.

(h/t The Wizard of Odds)

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One response to ““Basketball’s a tournament sport and football, college football, is not.”

  1. Now these are college football fat cats.

    Pathetic! We need a playoff! (insert all appropriate criteria for qualifying here)