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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 24 2010 11:55 p.m. MDT

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Bugoff

The BCS is not going away. It is going to adapt and morph into an even bigger monster. It may even replace the NCAA for the big revenue teams.

Conferences are going to make more changes. They are going to add teams or dissolve existing conferences and merge the best parts into new conferences.

The Big 12, Big East and ACC are especially vulnerable. The MTN is already toast with the defection of Utah. The TX agreement may change the path of the morph somewhat.

Eventually there will be some type of minor playoff but it will be run by the BCS.

You are right about UT. They did not join Nirvana. However, they are better off in the PAC than in the MTN.

Cajunzoobie

Decide it on the field! Dump the BCS and the polls. Let every conference regular season champion compete in a playoff. That way, every game will count, and every team will have access. Do it now!

rvalens2

You're right Matt!

Get rid of the biased BCS and settle it on the field with a 16 team playoff.

All 11 league champions, plus five at large teams.

That way all we have to argue about are the at-large spots.

skywalker

It may take legislation or a lawsuit to end the BCS monopoly. The NCAA seems powerless to do anything and the power teams in the power conference have a vested self-interest in preserving the BCS, no matter how broken or unfair it is.

hedgehog

Exactly who will "get rid" of the BCS?

The weak, powerless "mid-major" programs can stomp their feet and scream all they want - But unless someone can figure out a monitary reason Y a team like Florida should be on equal footing as a Wyoming, this fussing will go nowhere.

MUSSDad

Live Hard |

First BYU takes over the WAC, then the BCS (hugh??), then the NCAA, then the WORLD and all the GLORY that comes with it!!!

Now, back on topic...

A 16 team playoff is asking too much of college kids who have to deal with academics in addition to a demanding football schedule. Two teams will end up playing four additional games.

How about this...existing conferences combine into four super conferences and each decides a conference champion. The field of four has a playoff. Two extra games at most.

dj2

The minute the NCAA makes the statement that the BCS is not the National Champion and that it requires a playoff to crown a champ - BCS is done

Big Hapa

Stating the obvious does not enhance the argument.
Money, T.V. money is what is pulling along this BCS wagon plain and simple.

This loyalty to tradition this and tradition that means nothing. The real underlying issue to me is the administrations that will loss there jobs when these super conferances do become a reality.

Hum I wonder who the real fly in the ointment is ?
Always fallow the money that will lead you to the culprits.

"POLY" Cougar Nation

Anti Bush-Obama

Re: livehard.

The reason BYU is going independant is because they can't beat TCU and can't go undefeated. Of course they will never admit it, but it's true.

Blue Coug

"A 16 team playoff is asking too much of college kids who have to deal with academics in addition to a demanding football schedule. Two teams will end up playing four additional games."

Why is that?

Every other NCAA already does this, so why is it too much to ask of the major college football programs.

The BCS championship game will be played on Janunary 10th, 2011 this season. TEN teams will play in five bowl games every night from January 6th through January 10th.

A 16-team playoff beginning the 1st Saturday after Christmas would have been played January 22nd.

Since Christmas Day is Saturday this, the playoffs could also be started the Saturday before Christmas.

Teams already play games every Saturday for an entire semester, so why would four teams play an extra 2 or 1 weeks put any significant burden on them?

Old Gregg

@ Anti Bush-Obama,

Really? That is why you think BYU is going independent. Out of all the possible reasons that have been said in dozens of articles the last 2 weeks (non of which even talk about your belief) you think the reason why BYU might go independent is because they can't beat TCU. Nice logic....

AFCoug

Hey anti. BYU beat TCU 2 years in a row a couple years back and won the MWC both years. The last 2 yrs TCU has had BYU's number but the Y has proven they can beat anybody on any given day. Since TCU entered the league in 2005 the Y is 2-3 against them with one game a thrilling 51-50 TCU victory in Provo. What a game! Gotta love what's fast becoming a heated rivalry!

Just for records sake the Utes are 3-2 against TCU during that same time. Additionally the Y is 3-2 against the Utes over that same time while winning 49 games and 2 conferance championships to the Utes 47 games and 1 conferance championship. The utes put together a solid team every year and once in a while get a great team and got into a BCS game going undefeated. The Y has been more consistent winners since the Mendenhall/Whittingham era (not by much) but have failed to get the perfect season like the Utes. Who's the better team? Certainly that is debatable and skewed by who you root for. Good luck in the PAC ?? GO COUGARS!

ute4ever

I used to hate the BCS. But now that my team in on the inside looking out, I can see the logic in having the BCS formed. You don't want the cellar dwellars like Louisianna Tech, Idaho, Wyoming, Bowling Green, or BYU stealing some of the pie that is baked by the big name BCS programs like Florida, Texas, Ohio State, USC, or Utah. It just makes sense that the people that bake the pie get to eat the biggest piece.

Ravenal

Not surprising, that Ute fans are the first to mention BYU in response to an article about Utah and the BCS. I didn't even see BYU mentioned in the article.

Otis Spurlock

Can I just say that I now completely LOVE the BCS. What a great system. BYU fans need to remember that they have access to the BCS every year also. Utah and Boise, TCU and Hawaii know how to get to the BCS.

I love the BCS and I love the Conference of Champions, baby!!!!!!!!!! No more sour grapes about the BCS from me.

Utes = Cougars' Big Brothers


The reasons that BCS needs to go:

1) BYU can't beat both Utah & TCU (2011 & after: both TCU & BSU) in the same season --> BYU can't stay unbeaten to crack into BCS

2) BYU is not BCS caliber team --> can't get into BCS

So, we all need another way (easier for BYU) to get into (sort like 1984)

BYU = Best Little Brothers


BCS needs to go because BYU can't get into a BCS bowl game. It's totally unfair that a team with rich football history (1984 NC; Lavell's football dynasty in the 80s, 90s) has never been allowed to play in a BCS bowl game.

BYU-Virginia

I agree, every regular season game should count, and all conference champions of the FBS(I-A) should be in a playoff.

But what to do about the bowls and all that bowl money, whoa nelly!

The bowls are the problem. They reward nearly 80 teams with an extra practice season (coaches love that), then send home 40 bowl champions with some cash in their pockets and send home 40 losers with some cash in their pockets.

The fictional opinion-poll-based BCS contrives a champion by pitting the two highest vote-getters in their game, and they call it a done deal.

The few perennial powers at the top share the loot and the balance of teams are locked out before the season begins, by the so-called pre-season polls.

It's big business, and the only way to break this financial monopoly is by legislation or FTC litigation.

Some will say there are more important matters with our economy and our nation is at war on several battlefronts, but, we will be playing college football until they turn the lights out. Amen.




BYU-Virginia

I agree, every regular season game should count, and all conference champions of the FBS(I-A) should be in a playoff.

But what to do about the bowls and all that bowl money, whoa nelly!

The bowls are the problem. They reward nearly 80 teams with an extra practice season (coaches love that), then send home 40 bowl champions with some cash in their pockets and send home 40 losers with some cash in their pockets.

The fictional opinion-poll-based BCS contrives a champion by pitting the two highest vote-getters in their game, and they call it a done deal.

The few perennial powers at the top share the loot and the balance of teams are locked out before the season begins, by the so-called pre-season polls.

It's big business, and the only way to break this financial monopoly is by legislation or FTC litigation.

Some will say there are more important matters with our economy and our nation is at war on several battlefronts, but, we will be playing college football until they turn the lights out. Amen.




Mid-Major Cougars


BCS needs to allow mid-major schools like BYU to play in its bowl games regardless of its record.

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