SEC Commissioner Mike Slive tossed out the idea of a college football playoff in 2008, but was rebuffed. But he said this week he thinks those talks will be revisited this offseason.
NEW ORLEANS — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive said this week he expects “meaningful discussions about possible changes to the BCS” in the coming months, including about making it a four-team playoff.
Slive said Thursday he would “reserve judgment” about the nature of the change.
The commissioner pushed for the so-called “plus-one model” in 2008, but there was not enough support for it among the other conference commissioners.
He said this time around he’s interested to hear his colleagues’ ideas.
SEC rivals LSU and Alabama play toay in the first BCS title game involving two teams from the same league. The matchup guarantees the SEC a sixth straight BCS title.
Slive says he doesn’t think the SEC’s dominance has led to an increased desire for changes to the BCS among college football leaders.
TWO GEORGIA FOOTBALL FANS DIE IN CAR CRASHES ON WAY TO BCS TITLE GAME: Authorities say a second man has died from injuries sustained in the crash in southern Mississippi of a motorhome carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college championship football game.
Forrest County, Miss., Coroner Butch Benedict told The Associated Press on Sunday that 66-year-old Alfred Holt Jr. of Lithonia, the driver of the vehicle, died Sunday. On Saturday evening, 47-year-old Darryl Parker of Riverdale, died in the wreck.
Authorities said the group was traveling in a rented recreational vehicle from the Atlanta area to New Orleans to attend today’s Bowl Championship Series national title game.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Miller said the motorhome blew a front tire, ran off Interstate 59 in Forrest County and hit a tree. At least 10 people were injured.
JEFFERSON THINKS IF LSU WINS, TIGERS TEAM WILL GO DOWN AS BEST EVER: LSU players are already starting to ponder their place in college football history.
Quarterback Jordan Jefferson said Saturday if the top-ranked Tigers can beat No. 2 Alabama tonight “I think we will go down as the greatest team.”
Guard Will Blackwell and tailback Michael Ford were a little less bold, but think LSU would have a case.
Ford said LSU can be regarded as “arguably the greatest team in college history.”
The Tigers have beaten eight Top 25 teams, six of them away from home.
Blackwell said if LSU wins one more, “show me a team that beat tougher opponents and a tougher schedule.”
Some of the teams that might argue the issue: Nebraska of 1971 and 1995, Southern California of 1972 and probably an Alabama team or two.