As the SEC and Big 12 near a decision on the Champions Bowl site, the loser between the two finalists will likely have a cushy consolation prize -- a spot in the college football playoff rotation.
But it*s tough to replace 70-plus years of SEC tradition with the Sugar Bowl, which could give New Orleans the edge over the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, according to two bowl officials. ...more
Steve Spurrier had South Carolina dominating like his 90s Florida teams in a 35-7 rout of Georgia, taking a firm hold on the national title picture in the process. Georgia got exposed, but South Carolina got exposed, too -- as better than expected. ...more
Southeastern Conference officials are meeting this week and next in part to discuss scheduling for 2013 and beyond.
Florida president Bernie Machen says finalizing future schedules is crucial as the league makes a transition from 12 to 14 teams that hasn*t always been easy. Machen also says Orange Bowl deal with Big Ten/SEC is "close" to being finalized. ...more
Georgia's offense is humming, with 40 points in four straight game for the first time in school history. And Jeremy Fowler sees room for improvement, plus questions for Clemson's defense and Tulane's 0-fer. ...more