Jay- Is this a "must win" game for Butchy Jones ? from a bowl, momentum standpoint ? it would really hard to beleive the "next year" propaganda with a 1-6 SEC record this year. . .not to mention for his resume for the Michigan job . . .had to put that in there so i can get attacked LMAO
Jay- question for mailbag. Don’t you think this 4-team playoff hurts the SEC ? So far it looks like the SEC is rarely , if ever going to get 2 teams in. In the old BSC teams like Alabama could get in final game even without winning the SEC title. The Old BSC was based on formulas that took pools in consideration that could be shaped by “the message” that the SEC was clearly the best. Now you have a committee that appears to be not influenced by polls and media and seems to give other conference champions a leg up. In the old BSC the SEC could use its influence in all the bowls to get favorable matchups because of their power of buying tickets, etc. Now the end all be all is the 4 team playoff where anything can happen and you don’t have to just win one game. As we sit today the national perception is that TCU is as good, if not better than the SEC 2nd place team. That would have been unheard of in the BSC era. Now that the SEC has all this money, every school has 80,000 + stadiums and the finest practice and training facilities money can buy. So with the present “salary cap” of 85 scholarships certain SEC schools don’t have the advantages they used to have over other SEC schools. Parity in the SEC is going to get even greater. The only advantage is tradition and with 17 -18 year old recruits tradition is what have you done in the last 3 years. So at the end of the day, having only one team in the 4 team playoff every year is going to give the other conferences a better national perception that their conference is just as good. And with 4 team playoff being the new standard for success a conference with parity like the SEC is going to produce more and more very good teams with 2 and 3 losses, whereas the other conferences can produce undefeated teams and 1 loss teams. And with less non-conference matchups, quantifying what conference is better to THAT COMMITTEE will be harder and harder. also I think the commitee is not going to care how your conference did in the bowl season, they are not going to care if your conference went 7-1 in bowl games. in fact its going to be interesting to see if anyone is going to care about bowl games but the school that is playing in that game . . . food for thought
stewwie, all FCS conferences who "play by the rules" i.e. offer a full 65 scholarship has an auto bid. Only conferences that choose not to participate dont have an auto bid. There are 2 HBC conferences that have a bowl game and dont participate, by their own choice. Just like in basketball every D-1 conference has an auto-bid. . . .in anwser to your other question, it is not that the NCAA never wanted, but never had control over the FBS championship. The NCAA has chosen not to sponsor a championship, partly because of their close association with the Bowl system. and probably could never get a consensus of the ENTIRE membership. The NCAA had no control over the BCS one game playoff either, and that goes back to 1997. Every sport that the NCAA sponsors a championship, inclusion for every conference is the rule. So the power 5 "invented" this playoff, the NCAA never wanted it. remember the NCAA is simply an association of all schools, D-1, D-2 and D-3
Stewwie, If the NCAA was involved you would have to include ALL D-1, FBS conferences with an automatic bid. The NCAA would also control ALL the money and then disperse it to all 125 FBS teams and conferences. The college 4 team playoff is being put together by the Big 5 conferences so the Big 5 can control the money and the access to the playoff. . . .in otherwords, greed
A good question for Will Wade. Do the MOCS have the full compliment of a roster to use CHAOS for an entire game ? Are they deep enough at every position ?
Stewwie, if 2 unseeded teams play the higher money bid hosts the game. .. ..the 4 team college playoff for FBS teams is NOT an official NCAA championship. The NCAA is not sponsoring or receiving any money from this. The only connection is you have to be an NCAA sanctioned school. the winner is the College Football Playoff Champion, not an NCAA champion
top 8 get byes and gauranteed home game for first game, every school including the top 8 have to submit bids before hand on each round. That is why even when Ga Southern was in playoffs as a 3 loss team one year they got all home games. Some schools in the playoffs dont even bid for a home game. Only 8 schools are seeded, the other games are placed as close to geography as possible. So the other 16 are not seeded.
Jay, what you have to understand is the hosting is determined by bidding ( money ) 3 of the top 8 teams have stadiums that hold less than 10,000 2 of the teams hold only 6500. the bidding process allows you to make money with approx 5,000-7,000. The Mocs are one of a handfull that can afford the large bids. . . .And jay, the SEC will not get 2 in. . . .and when im right please acknowledge me in December
the Mocs odds of hosting one game is 100% , 75% to host two games. What you have to understand is there are 3 teams in the top 8 FCS poll, that have STADIUMS that hold less than 10,000, much less have attendence that approaches 10,000. in the overall scheme the Mocs avr attendence of 10,500 puts them in the upper group in the FCS playoffs. . .. The SEC is only going to get one team in the four team playoffs. And i think that will be the way it will be 90% of the time. And, no this is not some ant-SEC bias. Remember this playoff is NOT an NCAA playoff, but a playoff put together by the Big 5 conferences and funded and maybe even controlled by TV MONEY. And remember THE TV MONEY rules. If you are the TV people who are shelling out this money you want teams from all parts of the country, face it, if half the teams were from the south, it doesnt help ratings. sure there may be a year where 2 SEC teams make it, but it will only be once in every 5 or 10 years. The LAST thing the TV people will want is 2 SEC teams from small markets like Alabama or even Tennessee . . ..
my guess is the CITY of Chattanooga is not as good of a sports town as we like to think . . .