Despite most every player, coach, and fan wanting it, a playoff system won’t be happening anytime soon. That much is obvious.

The bright side of teams with no business in bowl games making it? We get to see Howard Schnellberger and his magnificent mustache stroll the sidelines for another 3.5 hours.

The bright side of teams with no business in bowl games making it? We get to see Howard Schnellberger and his magnificent mustache stroll the sidelines for another 3.5 hours.

Here’s another thing nearly everyone agrees on – there are too many bowl games … 34 to be exact if you can believe it.

So 68 of Division 1’s 119 teams are “awarded” a bowl game. That’s 57 percent of college football teams. And you thought too many NBA teams make the playoffs.

Nine teams with 6-6 records will be participating in bowl games. One of those teams is Florida Atlantic. No offense to the Owls, but this is a disgrace. The Owls played Texas, Michigan State, and Minnesota this season … an admirable feat. They lost to those three games by a combined score of 106-13. No joke.

Then you have 6-6 Notre Dame. The “Fighting” Irish defeated one team with a winning record. The combined record of the teams they beat was 22-50, a 31 percent win percentage. The Irish closed their season with a home loss to then 2-8 Syracuse and a 38-3 loss to USC, a game in which they compiled 91 yards of offense.

How about the names of the Bowl games … must we plug the sponsor in the title? The Magicjack St. Petersburg Bowl, the San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, and my personal favorite – the PapaJohns.com Bowl.

Aside from the championship game, the BCS matchups are snoozers. We all know USC will wax Penn State and Texas will destroy Ohio State (thanks Big Ten). Forget the conference affiliations, wouldn’t Texas vs. USC and Penn State vs. Ohio State be more intriguing?

And while everyone outside of Alabama would love to see Utah upset Nick Saban’s boys … it’s probably not going to happen. And then you have Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati                                 sorry, I fell asleep on my keyboard.

And of course, there are 32 days between Oklahoma and Florida’s conference championship games and the national title game. Makes perfect sense. Keeps the continuity.

Hey, at least we’ve got a lot of football in our future over the next 30 days. Nothing wrong with that.

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