The Bowl Championship Series' 'playoff group' has received bids from four cities that want to enter the playoff rotation starting in 2014-15: Atlanta (Chick-fil-A), Dallas (Cotton), Phoenix (Fiesta) and San Diego (Holiday). ...more
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
League officials have discussed a multisite alliance among four power conferences -- SEC, Big 12, Big Ten and ACC -- involving rotations to maximize matchups over six years, according to two sources with knowledge of those discussions. The Music City Bowl, Belk Bowl and Alamo Bowl are among sites mentioned. ...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
Oregon's Chip Kelly is a hot NFL commodity but made sure to remind college football what he can do for the Ducks in a 35-17 win over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. Kelly and the Ducks have been to four straight BCS bowls. ...more
The Fiesta Bowl just kicked off, and earlier I caught up with Oregon athletics director Rob Mullens, who declined comment on the Ducks' succession plans for offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich should -- or when -- Chip Kelly bolts for the NFL, as first reported by USA Today. ...more
A roster that pushed for a national title, won the Big 12 and prepares for the Fiesta Bowl started seven junior college players, all on defense, with a total of 29 such transfers on the roster.
And Kansas State doesn*t see much reason to change despite a top-five BCS ranking. ...more
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota understands what it would have meant for Hawaii to play fellow islander Manti Te'o in the national title game. But while Te'o's Notre Dame team finished 12-0, Mariota's Ducks lost to Stanford and settled for the Fiesta Bowl. ...more