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No playoff


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Saying the BCS was in an “unprecedented state of health,” ACC commissioner John Swofford announced Wednesday that college football will not change the way it determines its national champion as it prepares to begin negotiations for future television contracts that will probably run through the 2014 season.

“We will move forward in the next cycle with the current format,” said Swofford, who serves as BCS chairman. “I believe the BCS has never been healthier in its first decade.”

The decision, made during a five-hour meeting of 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White at an ocean-front hotel here, wasn’t unexpected. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said earlier this week that he remained opposed to the plus-one format, which would have seeded the top four teams in the final BCS standings and match them in two semifinal games and the winners playing in a national title game.

SEC commissioner Mike Slive made the plus-one proposal Wednesday morning but said there was little support among the commissioners. In fact, Slive said only he and Swofford showed much desire in seriously pushing forward the proposal.

“There isn’t support among the commissioners at this point to move forward with this proposal as we move into the next cycle,” Slive said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the discussions had value and it’s important that we know exactly what we’re going to do with the next cycle.”

Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe said his league’s member schools voted in March not to support any changes to college football’s postseason.

Schlabach: Playoff dead

The BCS is working, at least in the conferences’ eyes. Any chance of a college football playoff is dead, at least for a long, long time, writes Mark Schlabach. Story

“There’s a strong feeling in the Big 12 that what we have is working well,” Beebe said. “There’s great satisfaction with the regular season and the postseason.” Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese told reporters he favored an unseeded version of a plus-one, which would set the championship game matchup after the four major bowls are played using the BCS standings, over seeding the top four and playing them off.”The seeded model looked like a playoff, and we don’t think a playoff is in the best interest of college football,” he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press.

The concern about a playoff among college football’s leaders is that it would make football a two-semester sport and would lessen the importance of a regular season that now has a do-or-die feel to it from week to week.

Also complicating matters for the BCS is the Rose Bowl’s separate TV deal with ABC, which runs through the 2014 bowls.

BCS: alk is cheap

The BCS’ TV deal for the rights to the Sugar, Orange and Fiesta bowls runs through the 2010 bowls. The BCS has two years left on its current four-year, $320 million TV deal with Fox. Negotiations will likely begin in the fall on a new contract with Fox, which will probably run through the 2013 season and lock in the current format.The Bowl Championship Series was implemented in 1998 after the Big Ten, Pac-10 and Rose Bowl agreed to join with the other five major conferences and three marquee bowls to create an annual national title game involving the top two teams in the country after the regular season.

While the BCS has created championship games that never would have happened under the old bowl system, it’s been far from perfect. For the many college football fans desperate to see a playoff that would crown a more definitive champion, the BCS has been a target for their angst.

Almost every season, there’s been some dispute leading into the championship game about whether the BCS selected the two most deserving teams.

Last year, Georgia fans were the loudest to complain when the Bulldogs were left out of the BCS title game in favor of LSU and Ohio State.

In past years, undefeated Auburn was left out of the national title game after the 2004 season in favor of Southern California and Oklahoma; Nebraska reached the championship game after the 2002 season, despite getting blown out in its final regular-season game.

The idea behind the plus-one is to alleviate some of the controversy by sending four teams into the postseason with a chance to win the national championship.

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Where do you guys think he’ll transfer to? Im saying FSU-where all criminals are welcome


Following three suspensions in fewer than 12 months, LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux has been dismissed from the football team.

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Perrilloux is no longer a Tiger

The Tigers Sports Information Office released a brief four-paragraph statement early Friday morning indicating that coach Les Miles has kicked Perrilloux off the team.

“Ryan was given every opportunity to be a part of this football team,” Miles said. “In the end, he didn’t fulfill his obligation as an LSU student-athlete.

“We hope that a new beginning will benefit him. I wish Ryan and his family nothing but the best in any future endeavors.”

Perrilloux had been suspended last summer after he used a fake identification card to enter a Baton Rouge casino. During the 2007 season, he was suspended for an off-campus incident.

Then, Perrilloux was suspended for spring practice for being late for a team meeting. He was re-instated to the team for the last week of spring workouts, but was not allowed to practice.

Perrilloux did make the trip to the White House when the 2007 national championship team was honored. Less than one month later, Miles has made the decision to remove Perrilloux from the team.

According to school officials, Perrilloux will complete the current semester at LSU. Miles will make no further comment on the matter.

Perrilloux made two starts in 2007 – one against Middle Tennessee and one against Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Perrilloux was named the Most Valuable Player in the Tigers’ win against the Vols.

Andrew Hatch and Jarrett Lee were the only scholarship quarterbacks during spring practice. They will be joined in summer workouts by incoming freshman Jordan Jefferson.

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