Column from Razorback country suggesting that the SBC continue to expand so that they can provide more non-conference FB foes for the SEC.
Link at http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2008/05/20/columns/harry_king/052108king.txt
Thanks Freaked for posting.
I have usually thought that a school with a 8-4 record is pretty decent to go to a bowl, wining three-fourth of their regular season games. A 7-5 record should get by, if the school has a couple or so of very notable wins.
A 6-6 record is mediocre, and unless the school won the conference championship by that, it really makes the bowl look quite meaningless and should appear embarrassing to someone.
So, there will be 34 bowls for the upcoming post-season. And there were 71 schools in 2007 that had records of 6-6 or better.
Yet last year, the system managed to overlook TROY, whereby the SunBelt had only one tie-in.
Maybe the NCAA should drop the 6-6 charade, and approve every bowl petition, and have a match up in Columbia (Palmetto?) of RICE VS DUKE.
If this scenario happened last year, Notre Dame would still have been fought over, and Notre Dame wouldn't have been sitting home, still enjoying millions from the BCS disbursement system.
And just how many tie-ins to bowls is Navy going to have? Either patriotic zeal has gone to the far reaches, or those clever Navy administrators are getting smarter than Notre Dame in playing the system.