Friday, April 27, 2012

''This is a seismic change for college football.''

BCS takes big step toward college football playoff
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, the Coaches' Trophy is displayed before the BCS National Championship game between the LSU and Alabama in New Orleans. College football has taken a big step toward having a final four. BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said, Thursday, April, 26, 2012, that conference commissioners will present a
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive came here four years ago with a plan to remake the Bowl Championship Series by creating two national semifinals to determine which teams played for the national championship.

 Not only was Slive's proposal shot down by his fellow commissioners, he wasn't even allowed to call it a playoff.

Now, for the first time, all the power brokers who run major college football are ready to have its championship decided the way it's done from peewees to the pros. And the way fans have been hoping they would for years.

''I've always tried not to use the dreaded P word,'' Slive said Thursday. ''But now we're all using it. So what the heck.''
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Warning to the overly optimistic BCS Anarchists and playoff zealots: Never underestimate the power brokers' ability to screw this up. If the Big 10 and Pac 12 dig in their heels and insist on a scenario that preserves their precious Rose Bowl, all of this could blow up and we're stuck with a tweaked BCS.

This is far from over.