Two months after Jim Delany again expressed skepticism about a college football playoff, the Big Ten apparently is having second thoughts.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
The Big Ten is not only ready to listen to proposals regarding a national four-team football playoff, league and school officials are kicking around an intriguing idea.
Sources told the Tribune that a Big Ten plan would remove the top four teams from the BCS bowl pool and have semifinal games played on the college campus of the higher seed. That would do away with the facade of “neutral” sites such as New Orleans, Miami and Pasadena, Calif., and ease travel concern for fans.
The championship game then could be bid out, like the Super Bowl.
So, basically, this groundbreaking idea is to do it like the NFL does it – just skipping ahead to the final four?
We like it, but will the SEC, Big 12 and ACC just give up some of those home bowl games?