As for keeping bowl season safe for the Mississippi schools, I think it’s time to start lobbying the NCAA to drop the six-win requirement. The lower bowls are nothing but broadcast fodder for ESPN anyway, so why not just look for entertainment wherever you can find it? Personally, I would love to see how upper-tier mid-majors do against lower tier ACC schools. Even better, give me an Arkansas-Vandy bowl game so we can see which team is the conference’s worst. I’d sure watch.
Somebody’s listening, I guess.
One thing I hope to come from this otherwise shitty year is the permanent adoption of a few sensible moves made in the wake of stitching together a worthwhile season in the midst of a pandemic. In this specific instance, dropping the bowl eligibility requirement would do more to allow schools and conferences to strengthen regular season scheduling than anything I can think of, including playoff expansion.
Would you rather see a six-loss school play a cupcake game during the regular season or during the postseason, most of which is little more than glorified exhibition games? I know what I’d choose.