Category Archives: BCS/Playoffs

What is this “nine-game” schedule you speak of?

Shorter Jay Clemons (the 2015 national winner for “Sports Blog Of The Year”, donchaknow):  When the college football playoffs are so awesome, who needs a decent conference schedule?

And by “who”, he doesn’t mean fans.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, College Football

Tuesday morning buffet

Been a while since I’ve stocked up the breakfast bar.

  • Does anyone believe Larry Scott when he says, “Very, very low on the totem pole is what’s best to get a team in the playoff.”?
  • Herbie runs his mouth again, apologizes..
  • James Carville says it’s time for a fan bill of rights.  Not gonna happen.
  • Continuing problems with the Neyland Stadium turf?  I’m shocked, shocked to hear that.
  • SEC Network’s Dari Nowkhah on the media’s preseason love for Auburn:  “But we believed the hype about Jeremy Johnson. We believed the hype about Will Muschamp.”  Well, whose fault is that?
  • Miami goes with a search committee and a search firm in its hunt for a new coach.  Nice belt and suspenders approach there.  At least the AD will have plenty of people to blame if the hire flops.
  • Further evidence that the people running college sports have no clue how to manage a dollar:  University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides said the school’s decision to pay Steve Spurrier for the remainder of his current contract year even though Spurrier resigned mid-season was made at least partially out of concern that it would end up having to pay him an even greater amount of money.
  • Gosh, you’d think winning a national title and playing for another one this decade would make Auburn fans less grumpy than this.


Filed under ACC Football, Auburn's Cast of Thousands, BCS/Playoffs, It's Just Bidness, Media Punditry/Foibles, Pac-12 Football, SEC Football

“I am of the opinion they will not leave out a major conference champion for Notre Dame.”

College football, live by the completely subjective playoff process, die by the completely subjective playoff process.

There is no way these people get all the way to the end of the current contract with a four-team postseason field.  No frickin’ way.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs

We gave up the computer formulas for this?

Really, what can you say about Jeff Long’s comment?

If that’s the best you can do, you might as well let the Coaches Poll back in the tent.  Sheesh.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs

Saban doesn’t have time for that selection committee shit.

One of the perks to being Nick Saban is being able to say stuff like this about the first CFP rankings:

“The only reason we have it is for folks like you to talk about it and write about it and ask questions about it.”

Amen to that, brother.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Nick Saban Rules

I mean, say what you want about the tenets of the BCS, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.

David’s got a point here.  Parts of the BCS formula were severely flawed *** cough *** Coaches Poll  *** cough ***, but at least you knew where teams stood.  What you’ve got now with the CFP is a subjective process with almost no accountability.  That’s a recipe for further expansion, which I suspect is a feature, not a bug, for the people who put it together.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs

Wednesday morning buffet

Chock full of preseason goodness.


Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Charlie Weis Is A Big Fat..., College Football, Georgia Football, Phil Steele Makes My Eyes Water, SEC Football, The NFL Is Your Friend.