Category: BCS vs. Playoff system

Mike Leach: The College Football Playoff Should Have 16 or 64 Teams

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Mike Leach thinks college football took a step in the right direction in recently announcing the change to a playoff system at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. He simply wishes that step would've been a much larger one. The four-team playoff system is scheduled to go into effect in 2014, a ...

BCS Director Bill Hancock says BCS Commissioners are Split on Playoff Format, Thinks Eight-Team Playoff is Unlikely

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

As executive director of the BCS, Bill Hancock has been involved in some rather contentious and heated radio conversations over the years. But as the BCS commissioners work toward finally establishing something that resembles a playoff in college football, Hancock's radio interviews are becoming much more upbeat and civil. Much is ...

Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy Would Have Pressed the Tempo in Title Game

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Mike Gundy isn't sitting here saying that his team would have beaten whoever it played in the national championship game. He is ultimately saying, however, that his Oklahoma State Cowboys likely would have made for a more entertaining game against LSU. The Cowboys ranked second in the FBS in scoring and ...

John Cooper Advocates Plus-One System, Encourages NCAA to Look more Closely at Compliance in SEC

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

This year's conclusion to the college football season gave proponents of an alternative system for crowning a national champion a big boost. That includes former legendary Ohio State coach John Cooper, who had already been an advocate of the plus-one system, though he says that's only because he doesn't think ...

LSU vs. Alabama Rematch: BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock Has Some Explaining To Do — Again

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

To many, the Bowl Championship Series system was already flawed. That mentality isn't going anywhere at this point. In fact, the fire was only stoked even more when the bowls were announced and the national championship game will feature a rematch of LSU and Alabama, even though the Tigers beat ...

Mike Gundy Advocates a Four-Team Playoff, Says Oklahoma State Could Have Beaten LSU

Monday, December 5th, 2011

One way that Oklahoma State could have faced LSU in the national championship game was if the Cowboys would have beaten Iowa State. Instead, they lost in double-overtime and had to play the waiting game. The world found out that instead of LSU-Oklahoma State, we'll see an LSU-Alabama rematch in ...

Bill Hancock Delivers Annual August Reminder About Why BCS System Is Best Solution For College Football

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

College football season is just a day away, so it's time for that yearly preseason reminder from the folks at the BCS why they believe their system is still the best. Executive director Bill Hancock is here once again to deliver it. The arguments remain the same: The college presidents believe ...

BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock Gears Up For Meeting with Justice Department

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Bill Hancock believes the United States government has plenty more to worry about than college football, but that doesn't mean he's not looking forward to a meeting with the Justice Department later this summer. Hancock, the executive director of the BCS, said late last week that the Justice Department had ...

Mark Cuban Believes He Can Topple BCS Without Destroying Bowl System

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mark Cuban is already on track to go down as one of the most popular owners and sports figures -- albeit one of the most polarizing, as well -- ever. He might be on the verge of one-upping himself. Cuban announced this week and in the following interview that, while he ...

The BCS vs. Playoff System

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The BCS is the biggest sham in all of sports. It is such an anti-climactic way to end a season because there is no absolute way to decide an outright national champion without a playoff system. There are playoff systems in place in every single sport. There are playoff systems ...