Two things about this news:
Brace yourselves, but industry sources say the new playoff format for college football might not be adopted until perhaps September, because the 12 members of the presidential oversight committee will have only four hours on June 26 in Washington, D.C., to digest, consider and approve one of the options handed them by the 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director.
I’m told by an industry source that the Pac-12 and Big Ten feel that the SEC and Big 12 may be trying to “railroad through” a four-team tournament, when the former two conferences are advocating a plus-one idea after the existing bowl games. “This thing is very fluid,” he said. “These men are looking at this as their legacy.”
- Notice he didn’t say which September.
- Can we please stop with the “legacy” bullshit? This is nothing but a money grab, plain and simple. If five years from now these guys become convinced there’s a more profitable route, they’ll crumple their legacy into a small paper ball and toss it in the trash can.