Georgia’s President Michael Adams has a beef with the NCAA and Ohio State. Ok, Mr. Adams here’s a new plan…
This story has been ongoing since before the BCS title game to be honest with you. Here’s a snippet from the Columbus Dispatch about Adams’ position-
University of Georgia president Michael Adams accused the Big Ten and Pacific-10 conferences, along with the Rose Bowl, of being “the largest impediment” to a major college football playoff system.
The plan promoted by Adams would have an NCAA committee select eight teams and seed them for a three-round playoff. He has called for the quarterfinal games to be played as the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls, with the semifinals taking place on the second Saturday in January and the national championship game on the third Saturday.
Adams, who just last year voted against a playoff plan proposed by University of Florida president Bernard Machen, defended his apparent flip-flop. Adams said the BCS has produced “bad matchups” most of the time, and “this year was the tipping point.
Starting to get good-
“We had probably the best regular season ever, with the worst postseason ever,” he said. “And it’s because so many of these entrenched constituencies have a self-preservation interest here. I just finally said, ‘Enough is enough.’ “
But this is my favorite quote-
“I have good friends (there), I have two degrees from Ohio State, I love Ohio State,” he said. “But this is not a way to serve the country.”
“Some of them have figured out that the preservation of the current system is in their own self-interest,” Adams said, “and that is what I think we need to get people to apply some pressure on.”
So, just to recap- the President of UGA voted against a playoff system last season. (Georgia 9-4, ranked #23 at season’s end) But had a change of heart this year (Georgia 11-2, ranked #2 at season’s end) and thinks that Ohio State and other universities should stop thinking about their own interests and consider the good of the game. No wait, in order “serve the country” they should change the system.
Mr. Adams I have the solution for you. If you want Georgia to play for the National Championship, (your obvious motive) then here’s how you do it. Are you ready?
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