Category: BCS

Kevin Sumlin Says the Texas A&M Aggies are Still Playing Catch-Up in the SEC

Friday, February 8th, 2013

When Texas A&M joined the SEC there were many detractors. Not only was Kevin Sumlin making the leap from the University of Houston in Conference USA but he was bringing a wide-open, high-scoring offense to the toughest and most physical conference in all of college football. After the first SEC ...

Nick Saban Refuses to Even Define the Term “Dynasty”

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

In case you've been under a rock, Nick Saban hasn't been willing to go there when folks start talking about his Alabama Crimson Tide program as a dynasty. After winning its third title in four years Monday night, however, that title seems more and more appropriate. Saban takes his dynasty ...

Bill Hancock: “There is no interest in our group to expand beyond four”

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

26 months from now college football will be moving from the current BCS system into a format with a four-team playoff. It's a much needed change. There were so many holes in the BCS format and even though it did a great job of preserving the importance of the regular ...

Boise State Coach Chris Petersen Calls Four-Team Playoff a Step in the Right Direction

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

It will undoubtedly be interesting to see what happens in the near future when it comes to college football, the new playoff system and how champions are decided. One thing I'm intrigued to watch is how some officials at certain schools handle the twists and turns. One of those schools ...

Bill Hancock on four-team championship playoff: “The BCS did great things for college football. People’s perspectives change. Times change.”

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The college football world will finally get to crown a champion the right way. The best way to determine a champion was pretty obvious and that was to have a playoff. For so long college football was deprived of a playoff system and come 2014, the BCS will be no ...

Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott Believes This Proposed College Football Playoff Model Will Be in Place for At Least a Decade

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Last week, college football took a huge step toward implementing a playoff system and going away from the current BCS system. Since the national title game, BCS Commissioners have been meeting to explore ways that college football could change from the BCS to a playoff and last Wednesday, the Commissioners finally ...

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 ...

Pitt Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon: Big East is Unique, But in a Good Position

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

As the conferences continue to change in major college athletics, so too are the people that run them. Big East commissioner John Marinatto resigned with the league announcing the news in a press release on Monday. Marinatto had held the position less than three years, a tumultuous time for a basketball-heavy ...

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 ...