The BCS' 'Request for Proposal' for the college football playoff to more than 30 bowl sites asks for an 85 percent cut on revenue/expense margin after the game and no hosting your own bowl games within seven days of the playoff game. ...more
Northern Illinois busted the BCS with an Orange Bowl appearance but came up short in a 31-10 loss to Florida State. The Huskies believe they still belong in the conversation and might be better in 2013. ...more
Georgia legend Vince Dooley is among the names that surfaced in talks about a playoff selection committee. The Big East nears its TV deal with NBC but is waiting on ESPN. An Oregon State coordinator is curious to see how Chip Kelly does in NFL. ...more
Bowl executives from several cities nationwide are expecting an RFP (Request for Proposal) from the BCS folks any day now.
An RFP is the green light to bid for the college football playoff rotation, the chance to join the Rose, Sugar and Orange Bowls in the 12-year, high-payout format starting in the 2014 season. ...more
Two national championship title game coaches, two BCS media day podiums, and inveitably two men deflecting NFL questions.
But it turned out Alabama's Nick Saban and Notre Dame's Brian Kelly addressed the topic much differently ...more
Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick would like to see a 2013 "test run" playoff committee to prepare college football officials for the tough "real" job in 2014. It would be a confidential experiment, and a chance to vet issues that arise when picking the country's best teams. ...more
Notre Dame stated the night as the country's No. 3 but will now lead the BCS standings after Stanford and Baylor upset Oregon and Kansas State. A win over reeling USC in the Coliseum on Saturday assures the Irish a spot in the BCS title game, likely against an SEC team. Alabama will slide into the No. 2 spot on Sunday. ...more
The smaller conferences failed to reach equal footing with the power groups, which was expected. But they are still getting a significant bump in pay and an access point to the six-bowl, four-team playoff that BCS presidents approved Monday. They got creative with the seventh playoff bowl concept alongside the Big 12 and the Pac-12. That idea collapsed, in part, because of revenue projections. ...more