I wonder where Mark Emmert got this from.
As the basketball Final Four tipoff neared, someone asked NCAA president about the possibility of major college football going to some form of playoff.
While noting that he doesn’t get to make that decision — “That will be up to the university presidents and commissioners of the FBS,” he said — Emmert did sound like a guy who expects a playoff to occur relatively soon.
“The momentum seems to be — and I’m just reading the tea leaves, pretty much like you — the momentum seems to be toward an eight-team playoff,” he said.
Does anyone seriously think Emmert’s getting this spin from people like Scott or Delany? Don’t be silly; this is wishful thinking being pushed by the mid-major conference heads, who are in the room but have little say over how the final form of the postseason will be jiggered into place.
I guess Emmert has more time to pay attention to his tea leaves since his agenda isn’t moving along so quickly.