I hope this doesn’t come as a complete shock to some of you, but as the BCS meetings get underway, the kids aren’t playing well with each other. Go figure.
… Sources told the Chicago Tribune three weeks ago that a plan favored by some Big Ten decision-makers would remove the top four teams from the bowl pool and have the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds host semifinal games.
Three benefits: An end to the sham of “neutral site” games in places such as New Orleans and Miami; both fan bases would not have to travel for consecutive games; and regular-season games would add meaning.
But sources are skeptical that leagues such as the Southeastern Conference would OK the potential for prime-time December games in places such as Columbus, Ann Arbor or Madison, Wis.
Don’t forget: Under the current format, SEC teams have won six consecutive national titles.
College football’s TV partners also appear to favor having bowls host the semifinal games. If the top four teams are removed from the bowl pool, it would break with tradition and devalue the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange.
Delany’s pissing off the SEC and ESPN? Yeah, this is gonna go smoothly.