Yep, outside of the John L. Smith news, it’s been that kind of day.
The BCS is still working its way slowly but not-so-surely through the postseason fog — a decision on whether to keep the BCS as is or modify the postseason format is supposed to be made by July — and on Monday’s teleconference, a few Big 12 coaches weighed in on what they think of the possibility of a plus-one or playoff.
Outside of at least one voice for a full-fledged playoff — Texas coach Mack Brown — many of the coaches who were asked said they liked some variation of the current system, with Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops stumping to keep bowl games at least part of the equation.
“I would like to see the ‘plus-one,’ Stoops said. “I’m not for a playoff because it would ruin the bowl system and I don’t believe that would be good for student athletes.
“Anything that eliminates the bowls, in the long run, wouldn’t be positive for college football,” he added.
Likewise, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said while he doesn’t have much of a preference on format, he “couldn’t imagine” an eight or 16-team playoff.
laughed at explained earlier this month, the BCS committee has essentially piled all postseason options into four categories, almost all of which involved four teams. If any change in the status quo occurs over the next few months, expect it to be moderate, likely following the plus-one model.