One day after the BCS championship game, members of the BCS met today, as was indicated yesterday, to discuss possible changes to the postseason format of major college football.
There were reportedly a lot of ideas; somewhere between 50-60 to give you a ballpark estimate. BCS executive director Bill Hancock said after the meeting that the 11 conference commissioners will meet likely 5-7 more times and a decision is expected to come before July 4.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said ideas were presented, but not ranked or thrown out.
“It was far more open,” Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said. “Four years ago there were five guys who didn’t want to have the discussion. Everyone here fully participated in it.”
I wouldn’t necessarily count on a definitive answer any time soon seeing as these things move at extraordinarily slow rates, but any discussions about how to change the current system is progress.
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.