December 6th, 2011 01:08 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Tags: FCS, Football Final Four, Mark Emmert, NCAA
The BCS title game is set and it features a rematch of a regular season game between two teams from the same conference, one of whom technically didn’t win a single prize all year.
To folks inside that conference — the SEC — it’s no big deal. To people outside the South, it’s darn near conniption time. For that reason, none other than NCAA president Mark Emmert expects the current BCS system to get a few more tweaks this offseason:
“After this season, I think there will be the beginning of a great debate on what the model looks like. It’s changed a couple of times in its short history and I wouldn’t be surprised if it changed again.”
When asked if a playoff might be in the offing, Emmert said no.
“That becomes a demand that is physically enormous for these students. It becomes a huge academic strain on them because you’re playing ball right through final and into the next semester.”
Someone might want to inform the prez that the 2011-12 FCS playoff schedule began November 26th and runs right through its championship game on January 7th of next year.
Double-talk and excuses aside, the best fans can hope for is a plus-one model at this point. And a seeded plus-one model — a Football Final Four, if you will — should allow any squad with a legitimate claim at the title to vie for it on the field.
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