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Bill Hancock named executive director of college football’s new playoff

Bill Hancock, Charles Steger AP

For the last few years, BCS executive director Bill Hancock has told us time and time again that a playoff just isn’t feasible for major college football (and for a while I believed him). That is, until it became feasible. Like, almost $500 million a year* feasible. Now, Hancock is going to be managing and selling a four-team playoff to the masses.

The BCS’ official website announced Wednesday that Hancock has been named executive director of college football’s new playoff (or as many have called it, the BCS 2.0). So hiring the BCS’ executive director to the same position in the new postseason format would make sense at least on one level.

The other levels? Not as much.

“Bill Hancock is exactly the right leader to guide this exciting and historic transition to the new college football playoff. He shares our commitment to student-athletes, the importance of the regular season, and preserving America’s college football bowl tradition. The Presidents, Commissioners, and all of us who care deeply about this great game are very pleased that Bill will continue to serve,” Charles W. Steger, President of Virginia Tech University and Chairman of the Presidential Oversight Committee, said in an official release.

Yes, there are many things that could be said about the decision [/inserts joke about how Hancock will continue to reject an eight-team playoff all the way up until the moment it happens], but Ralph Russo of the Associated Press sums it up well — and in less than 140 characters.

(*Not officially, but you get the point) 

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6 Responses to “Bill Hancock named executive director of college football’s new playoff”
  1. normtide says: Nov 14, 2012 11:46 AM

    Yea, that’s definitely a good sign…

  2. kozbee says: Nov 14, 2012 12:17 PM

    Bill Hancock going against a college playoff now is now managing the 4 team playoff,one can only wonder what was in it for ole Bill to have a change of heart.Someday i hope will be the death of the BCS who control and always seem to manage a way to get what they want,500 million worth.(crooks).Its all about money to the BCS and the way they wanted it till they seen the dollar figures in a playoff system.Death to the BCS and the way they control college football.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Nov 14, 2012 12:55 PM

    The Peter Principle at it’s finest. Screw something up and get promoted. They will never learn.

  4. aglawman says: Nov 14, 2012 6:32 PM

    Hancock was born an idiot and shall die as such.

    Nice man? Perhaps.

    Idiot? Proven

  5. overratedgators says: Nov 14, 2012 6:58 PM

    In a related story, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League just appointed a new president: Hitler.

  6. dannythebisforbeast says: Nov 16, 2012 6:20 AM

    $500 million. And Emmett said some bs about students need to come before the football culture ….NEVER. bet every top program has “Sandusky” like secrets

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