There are more reports of lawmakers pushing to get a playoff system in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The latest stab at the BCS is from three Congressmen, Gary Miller (R-California), Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii). The three Congressmen have called for a set of hearings in an effort to enact a playoff in the FBS division.
Also, Utah state legislature is calling for a playoff system in college football. The state senate sent a resolution to President Barack Obama’s desk urging the NCAA to abandon the Bowl Championship Series in favor of a playoff.
The bad news is, the likelihood of a playoff system any time soon is dismal. The BCS recently signed a four-year, $125 million deal with ESPN to televise the National Championship Game, the Orange, the Fiesta and Sugar bowls starting in 2011 and running through 2014.
So, like we have said before, it all comes down to money. And the BCS holds it all.
For more information on The Miller Plan (H.R. 599), you can click here.