Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:39 am
Edited on: September 21, 2011 11:41 am
Posted by Eye On College Football
Greetings football fans! Anything going on recently? Besides a few schools calling the movers and switching conferences that is? With week three of college football in the books and the massive realignment crazy still happening, we thought it'd be great to chat about all of the comings and goings that have happened the past week or so. Check in HERE from Noon to 1 p.m. Eastern to ask your college football questions to Eye on College Football Bloggers Bryan Fischer and Chip Patterson.
Posted on: September 7, 2011 10:01 am
Posted by Eye On College Football
Greetings football fans! With one week of college football in the bag and NFL kicking off their season on Thursday, we thought we would bring you a full dose of pigskin to consume during your lunch break on Wednesday. First check in HERE from Noon to 1 p.m. to ask your college football questions to the Eye on College Football Bloggers. Then take it over to the Eye on Football at 1 p.m. for all your NFL questions, they'll be chatting until 2 p.m..
(NOTE: all times eastern)
Posted on: April 13, 2011 11:38 am
Edited on: April 13, 2011 12:09 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson
A group of law and economics professors have pulled together to ask the United State Department of Justice to investigate the BCS antitrust law.
According to the Wall Street Journal , 21 different professionals signed a letter to the DOJ that accuses the BCS of securing access and revenue for its favored members. A copy of the letter was provided to the WSJ , who reported on the professors' argument .
The professors claim that the BCS's control of access to the most important postseason games shields major-conference schools from competition and injures schools in the five non-major conferences, whose champions aren't guaranteed a BCS berth and have never appeared in the BCS title game. Consumers also are being harmed, the professors allege, because college football's lack of a playoff limits output. "Consumers aren't getting what they want," said Dan Rascher of the University of San Francisco.This is not the first time that efforts have been made to get the government involved with the BCS. Over a year ago the department claimed they were determining whether or not to investigate the BCS, since then there has been no official action taken.
"We have not heard anything from anyone at Justice," BCS executive director Bill Hancock said . "We believe that's because they have concluded that the BCS does comply with the law."
The fairness of the BCS has only come under more heat recently with the firing of Fiesta Bowl president John Junker over allegations of financial improprieties. With more stories leaking out about lavish spending and gifts for BCS bowl officials, the squeaky clean facade of the BCS has been wiped away from their public image.
The Fiesta Bowl scandal is far from completed, and my guess is the events from the last six months may be enough to induce some changes in the structure. But if the BCS' "answer" is to switch out the Fiesta for the Cotton Bowl, there will still be much more work to do before the flaws are fixed. This letter from top law and economics professors won't get the job done alone, but at least it is a start.
Posted on: January 8, 2011 1:14 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer.
Things got kicked off early at the Alamodome and we’re not talking about the fireworks that were used to welcome the players to the field. In the first major shocker of the day, longtime Alabama commit Russelville (AL) High linebacker Brent Calloway switched his verbal pledge to Auburn, as first reported by Rivals. Calloway was an early pledge to Alabama and many suspected that he may have switched when it was announced that he would be "committing" at the All-American Bowl despite never publically decommitting from Alabama.
Grady HS (GA) defensive back Damian Swann chose Georgia before the start of the game as well.
The following is the remaining commitment schedule at the All-American Bowl, which can be seen on NBC (Schools they are considering in parenthesis):
1st quarter: Harvey Langi (Utah, USC, Stanford), Tobias Singleton (Mississippi State, Ole Miss, UCLA).
2nd quarter: Colt Lyerla (Oregon, USC, Cal), Donovan Smith (N.C. State, Penn St., UCLA), Lateek Townsend (S. Carolina, Clemson, LSU).
Half: Gerrod Holliman (Miami, Ole Miss, WVU), James Sample (Arizona St., Oregon St., Washington).
3rd quarter: Wayne Lyons (Stanford, Michigan, UCLA), Vilami Moala (Cal, Oregon, Oregon St.).
4th quarter: Kris Frost (Auburn, Michigan, LSU), Odell Beckham (LSU, Miami).
Posted on: November 16, 2010 3:57 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2010 4:05 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson
The end of the season tends to be a time where we focus too much on hot-seats and the coaching rumor mill. Instead of looking ahead at potential vacancies and candidates, it is refreshing to take a look back at the better coaching jobs from the 2010 season. This year, you (the college football fans) get to start that process by participating in the selection of the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year.
Since September 14, fans have been voting (once per day) for their Coach of the Year pick at http://www.coachoftheyear.com. This "Fan Voting" period is the first step in deciding the finalists for Coach of the Year. Fans will be able to continue voting until the end of the regular season on December 4. In this initial "Fan Voting" period, the top 15 vote getters will proceed to the next rounds of elimination and deliberation. In order to get your favorite coach into the next round, you need to vote for (and promote) him through the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year website. On the website, you can vote for your candidate, create promotional tools (such as banners), and view the current leaderboard.
Currently the leader is Auburn's Gene Chizik, by a healthy margin. It is interesting that two of the top three vote-getters (Chizik and Mississippi State's Dan Mullen) are currently center-pieces in one of the potentially biggest scandals in the college football season. But Mark Dantonio? Oh he just has phenomenal clutch guts and a new mechanical heart that also lets him shoot lasers out of his eyes. (Okay exaggeration, but you see where this author's vote was cast) Where does your coach rank on the leaderboard? Log on and let your voice be heard in the selection of the 2010 Coach of the Year.
(Leaderboard as of 11/16/2010)