Okay, so the selection committee is shaping up to be more of the same. But at least we can console ourselves with the knowledge that the NCAA is going to whip those bowl requirements into shape. No more of those mediocre 6-6 teams showing up at the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl to sully our December view… er, what’s that you say, Jim Delany?
Speaking of numbers, it had been almost assumed that college football officials would require bowl-bound teams, beginning in 2014, to win seven games. Delany and others are wary of bowls that feature 6-6 teams with fired coaching staffs playing in half-empty stadiums.
But Delany said he has “heard from friends in different parts of the country, some of the major conferences, that they are in favor of (keeping it at) six. I suggested that maybe there’s middle ground. If a program hasn’t been to a bowl in five years … it’s an exciting thing.”
So is getting that check from ESPN.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Suckers.