Making the Rounds: Does the BCS Equals the CCCP?

Jake Schaller The Gazette: Air Force coach Troy Calhoun got pretty mouthy in regards to the BCS and made the comparison to the former Soviet Union and said this below:

“We basically have a system for college football that too closely resembles the old Soviet Presidium,” Calhoun said, referring to the policy making and governing body of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

“You have a seven-member politburo that’s decided if you aren’t one of those party members, then you’re unable to participate.”

“You think back to the old Soviet Presidium, and what happened was you told every person, ‘Hey, you aren’t going to be able to grow a whole lot. We’re going to tell you all you can earn.’ That was the approach. … There’s a very, very strong resemblance that unfortunately is a part of college football.”

These are pretty harsh words yet they do compare to how the BCS works regards to the national title.  Plus, I would not want to mess with the guy who is part of the Air Force

KCWY13: Wyoming who is struggling to find wide receiver talent to be able to run Dave Christensen’s spread, will be in more trouble with the suspension of two wide outs:

“Senior wide receiver Greg Bowling will be suspended for the first two games of the season against Weber State and Texas. Fellow senior wide receiver Donate Morgan will be suspended for the season-opening Weber State game.”

The Texas game  is 99 percent in favor of the Longhorns, however that Weber State game might be interesting since they are coming of an FCS playoff run.

Lya Wodraska The Salt Lake Tribune: The conference presidents met in Colorado Springs to, ‘look over’ a term used loosely to look over the Mountain West’s proposal for a playoff.

This is what came out of the meetings:

“There was no overall support for the proposal, although some conferences were interested in considering certain elements of it in the future — particularly those related to revenue, access and governance of the BCS arrangement.”

Was there any other decision on this?  The ‘access’ part of the quote seems odd, because that is all the Mountain West wants; to find that access something the conferences were considering.

I assume that the ones who liked the access part of the proposal is from the non-automatic qualifying leagues.

Tim Lemke The Washington Times: The question should be is Utah’s Republican Senator going after the BCS to get re-elected or his Hatch truly adimate about the topic:

“You have 50 percent of the schools who are the elite schools. They get almost all of the money, and the other schools, no matter how good they are, don’t even have a chance to compete for the national title.”

Hard to argue Hatch on his premise, which to date is very true, but his motivation is in question.  However all the news about the BCS and the Mountain West is only a good thing to keep it in the front line of the news cycle.

Scott Taylor Deseret News: Some fun and really odd news is that BYU has unblocked Youtube which has been blocked since 2005, and to celebrate the occasion watch this video:


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  1. […] there is Air Force’s Troy Calhoun calling the BCS the old Soviet Union,  Utah Attorney Genral Mark Shurtleff pretending to care about the BCS, and then most recently an […]

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