Roy Kramer has not come to bury the BCS, but to praise it. And you know what? It’s hard to argue with what he has to say about it.
Plus, you have to chuckle at this back-handed epitaph:
Florida State and Auburn were the clear-cut choices to play in this season’s BCS title finale after Ohio State got upset last Saturday in the Big Ten championship game. A four-team playoff will debut next season, which would have been very difficult to determine had it arrived a year early.
Alabama, the SEC West runner-up to Auburn, is third in the polls, and a fourth team would have been selected among Big Ten champion Michigan State, Big 12 champion Baylor and Pac-12 champion Stanford.
“You talk about controversy,” Kramer said. “You tell me who that fourth team is. I’m not going to have to worry about that one.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the interview with whomever says the last rites over the eight-team playoff.