From Portage Northern.
Not sure if this popped up in a thread somewhere. If it did, mods may fire at will.
Dallas Maverick's owner is sacrificing his dreams of owning a baseball team to invest his time and money into transforming college football from BCS to a playoff system.
Cuban said he has talked to two athletic directors from BCS conferences who were extremely enthusiastic about the idea. He intends to contact several school presidents and state senators in the coming weeks to determine whether the idea is worth pursuing.
Cuban said he envisions either a 12- or 16-team playoff field with the higher seeds getting homefield advantage. The homefield advantage, Cuban said, would ensure the college football regular-season games would not lose any importance.
What about bowls you ask?
The bowl games could still exist under Cuban's plan, but he said he would make it more profitable for programs to make the playoffs than a bowl.
He seems pretty cutthroat about how it is implemented and I wonder if the NCAA has some rule against any of his ideas. His first idea almost sounds like a bribe. I do however like his second idea. He goes right to the source of a lot of money and will light a fire under the scrotum of programs that have pro-playoff donors.
"Put $500 million in the bank and go to all the schools and pay them money as an option," Cuban said. "Say, 'Look, I'm going to give you X amount every five years. In exchange, you say if you're picked for the playoff system, you'll go.' "
One way to push school presidents toward approving the idea would be to lobby major donors of college athletic programs, Cuban said. He suggested convincing the donors to cut off their donations until their presidents approved a playoff system.
What is your E-pinion? Discuss.
There have been some posts on this board re: Casteel, but I haven't seen any since the news was confirmed that Holgorsen is going from Oklahoma State to West Virgina,. So, hopefully this forum topic is not rehashing conversation that has already run its course.
Holgorsen becomes the offensive coordinator and head coach in waiting next season, becoming head coach in 2012. Assuming that Holgorsen doesn't bolt like Muschamp did from Texas to Florida, I have to wonder how this affects Casteel.
I know he has turned down Michigan before and maybe he's only interested in leaving Morgantown for a head coaching gig. And, I don't know that Brandon feels warm and fuzzy about RR's WVU buddies on the defensive side of the ball.
Still, you have to wonder. It goes without saying that he has to by default be better than stuffed animal in the face GERG, he knows how to run the 3-3-5, has a track record of success, and just maybe he brings some defensive recruits with him.
The Gator Bowl will be officiated by the Big East, no names of officials have been released.
Also, The BCS National Championship Game will be officiated by the Big 10.
Breakdown of which Conference will officiate each bowl game.
every time i see something related to him, it's sad:
On thewolverine.com main page is an article highlighting Dee Hart and Ray Drew as Army Allmerican POY finalists. It's a pretty cool opportunity for these kids to see New York and get to meet former Heisman winners. One thing in particular caught my attention, which was a quote by Ray Drew (who we were recruiting at one time).
New York may not have wanted to see Drew leave, either. At one point during his trip, Drew witnessed a man digging through the trash. Drew asked him if he was hungry, to which the man replied yes. So Drew took him inside a sandwich shop and bought him a sub and chips.
"I couldn't just pass him by. He was a human being who was digging through trash for his dinner," Drew said. "He just wanted to eat so I was happy to help him. I might be broke if I lived here because I'd want to help them all."
What a tremendous young man. It's too bad that Michigan couldn't get him because he is a great talent and from the sounds of it, a high character kid as well. He will make one program proud in the future.
[Opening note - I hate having to defend CC talk, but here goes: if you didn't want to hear CC talk, then why click on a link marked "CC"?]
About a week and a half ago, Stanford offerred to sweeten Harbaugh's contract at Stanford, solely for the purpose of keeping him there. Nothing has yet been signed. It seems to me that, if Harbaugh truly wanted to stay there, he would try to sign something pretty quickly or at least make some kind of statement to quash all the "Harbaugh to Michigan" rumors, which are surely hurting his recruiting at Stanford.
To me this is evidence that Harbaugh is coming, mostly because I doubt that he would leave Stanford hanging just to wring a few more bucks out of them or if he didn't have strong feeling that the Michigan job could be his. Of course, this is just speculation like everything else, but I haven't seen this angle discussed here. Any thoughts?