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Bloggers - The Game In 10 Years

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Aug 22, 2011


From the CFN bloggers, here are their thoughts on all the important topics going into the 2011 college football season.


State of the Game - Bloggers

What will happen in ten years?


2011 CFN State of the Game Topics  
- Should The Death Penalty Be On The Table? 
- What One Thing Can Stop The Cheating? | Bloggers Analysis
- How To Fix The NCAA | Bloggers Analysis
- Is There Institutional Control? | Bloggers Analysis
- The Cam Newton Situation | Bloggers Analysis
Was Stanley McClover Telling The Truth? | Bloggers Analysis
Should Players Get a Bigger Stipend? | Bloggers Analysis
- Should a one-loss SEC team play for it all? | Bloggers Analysis
- Why isn't there a playoff? | Bloggers Analysis
- The Programs About To Blow Up | Bloggers Analysis
- Does The Longhorn Network Matter? | Bloggers Analysis
- What'll Happen In Ten Years? | Bloggers Analysis
- When Should Players Turn Pro? | Bloggers Analysis
- What's Your Beef? The Biggest Complaints | Bloggers Analysis

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By Nico Roesler
College football will have completely transformed in ten years. There will be super conferences creating a sort of NFL type system where teams battle it out in their own East and West factions. A playoff will be more realistic if super conferences all contribute say two teams to an annual bracket. I think the amateur status of college athletes will have crumbled and what is now known as the NCAA will be a semi-pro organization. Super conferences create giant TV markets and more revenue sharing for smaller schools. The NCAA will wise up to this system, but it will take a while as they learn their lessons from the mess of problems in today’s system.
 
By Gabe Harris
There will be four major conferences (SEC, ACC, Big 10, Pac-12) and a playoff.

By Phil Harrison
Super-conferences. Expansion and re-alignment will hit if it goes unchecked and the result will be these stacked conferences that will snatch up all of the BCS bids and dominate college football. The Boise’s and TCU’s of yesteryear will continue to join these super-conferences to get a ticket to the main event. The most intriguing byproduct of all will be that Notre Dame will no longer be able to give a super atomic wedgie to the Big Ten. They will be forced to join the conference begrudgingly just to remain relevant (or become relevant again). Maybe, just maybe, it will all result in a playoff.
 
By Randall Gyorko
There will be a playoff. All signs point towards some semblance of a playoff (whether it be a Plus One or a full-fledged playoff). All TV Networks will be involved in college football and will thwart the monopoly that ESPN has. Players will be allowed to enter the NFL Draft straight out of high school and the game will become depleted (like the College Basketball game) and will still be the greatest spectacle for every fan. The game will only grow as the sport of football keeps its stranglehold on the moniker “America’s Pastime”

By David Sweigart
Super-conferences, playoffs, another subdivision, and a governing body no longer called the NCAA that oversees and enforces the laws of the land. The formation of so called super-conferences is underway with Texas A&M and the SEC but this move has a lot more impact than just adding another team to the SEC. Ultimately the end result is four-sixteen team conferences for college football that compete in a playoff to crown the national champion. What about the schools who are left out? They will compete in a lower sub division for their own championship. The financial gap and competitive advantage between the haves (super-conference teams) and the have-nots (everyone else) will just be too big to warrant competition between these two classes of schools. The gap is already large between Alabama and San Jose State and one could argue that San Jose State currently has no realistic shot of playing for a national championship. However, the formation of the current BCS conferences in to super-conferences makes that gap as big as the Atlantic Ocean. The super-conferences then install their own independent rules enforcing committee and the need for the NCAA to investigate and punish will no longer exist. First order of business for the new regulating committee will be writing a new rule book.

By Bradlee Simoneaux
College football will be different ten years from now, because for better or worse we will have a playoff system. There are too many people that want to see this happen for it not to get done. Also, it is very likely that players will be either outright paid or at least given a stipend of some sort because there are lots of voices out there clamoring for this change. Some teams that are great now will probably be afterthoughts in 2021, and others that have been wallowing in the muck for years will find solid ground and rise up in the ranks, but there are so many factors that go into this that cause so many unknowns and leave us with so many surprises year after year that it is almost impossible to predict anything long-term anymore.

By Matthew Peaslee
A decade from now, college football will have gone through so many radical changes that it will be hard to believe it was actually played like it is now. For starters, there will be a playoff. The outcry and pressure from fans, universities and the federal government will be too much for the NCAA to handle and it will eventually cave. How those playoff will be set up will change, also. Tweaks and changes will be adapted to many categories such as how teams will make it in the playoffs, how many teams make it in and the arrangement of playing sites. Conferences as we know them today will also shift dramatically. The power conferences will arise from the Pangea-like body of college programs where there will be just four leagues in competition. The lifestyle of the college athlete will also change. Greater responsibility will be placed on their shoulders as they can act more independently from the grasp of NCAA compliance. The backlash programs are receiving from boosters being too generous to players will be enough cause to rework their role. While athletes won’t be paid, necessarily, benefits will start to become less and less improper.

By Terry Johnson
College football ten years from now will look a lot like the professional game. Teams will be bigger, faster, and stronger than they are now.
 
By Marc Basham
Barring the end of the world occurring next year, college football should expect a major shift in policy over the next decade. While the talent level will continue to go through the roof, the NCAA and university presidents will be forced to adjust the longstanding policy on paying student athletes. It will be a rocky start at first, with allegations all across the country of further improper benefits and violations of Title IX, but college football will weather the storm. With the issue of extra stipends out of the way, conference realignment will begin to dominate the scenery. Gradual shift between conferences will eventually pave way towards an anticipated four conference BCS playoff format, featuring 16 teams per conference. The Big XII and the Big East will cease to be as the NCAA prepares for its first playoff; 16 teams, 12 from each of the four BCS conferences. Through all the shifting, however, one thing will remain the same – college football will be a big business. Unfortunately, gone are the days of the traditional student athlete, entering into the arena of jersey sales, TV contracts, ticket sales, all of which will see an exponential rise, leaving the educational focus of collegiate sports to the wayside.

By Brian Harbach

Expansion is the new thing and it is here to stay for a few years. It will drastically change the College Football landscape by creating new rivalries, changing how teams qualify for BCS bowl games and marginalizes the little guy even further. College Football is moving towards 16 team super-conferences and when that happens you could see division champions early BCS bids. The Pac 12 floated the idea of their division champs qualifying for a BCS game and there is very good chance that idea gains momentum and is picked up by other leagues.

There will never be a full eight or sixteen team playoff but the Plus-One could very well be the next thing that fans accept only to hate a year later. The most obvious direction that CFB is taking is that the little guy is going to be marginalized even further. The BCS conferences are only gaining more power and will soon put a strangle hold on the big games and the big money. It will become very difficult for a team like Boise to play in a big game unless they move into a better conference.

By Bart Doan
We’re staring down the business end of super-conferences, probably 4 of them with the Big 12 and Big East as we know them being the most likely casualties. In the stead of the other two will likely be one super-conference from the mid majors, who keep threatening to secede from the current structure. Yeah, right. I took that as seriously as parents threatening that Santa Claus won’t come down the chimney if I don’t behave. He’s not coming down anyways. No need to alter your plans.

Despite what others might say, there won’t be a playoff. The BCS contract will be worth probably $200 million (I’m counting in a little good ole American inflation rate), and we probably will still be complaining about the same things. By 2021, the NCAA MIGHT have ruled on the Auburn-Cam Newton situation by then, but that’s putting a lot of faith that they’re working quickly…

Lastly, HGH will be legalized in sports, including college. HGH is as close to a healing wonder-drug as we have, and is lumped in with steroids for bad reasoning. We don’t know enough about it, but in a decade we will. I don’t advocate taking it, or steroids, so save those hateful emails please. But advancement in modern science will prove that it’s not the big issue we make it out to being now.

2011 CFN State of the Game Topics  
- Should The Death Penalty Be On The Table? 
- What One Thing Can Stop The Cheating? | Bloggers Analysis
- How To Fix The NCAA | Bloggers Analysis
- Is There Institutional Control? | Bloggers Analysis
- The Cam Newton Situation | Bloggers Analysis
Was Stanley McClover Telling The Truth? | Bloggers Analysis
Should Players Get a Bigger Stipend? | Bloggers Analysis
- Should a one-loss SEC team play for it all? | Bloggers Analysis
- Why isn't there a playoff? | Bloggers Analysis
- The Programs About To Blow Up | Bloggers Analysis
- Does The Longhorn Network Matter? | Bloggers Analysis
- What'll Happen In Ten Years? | Bloggers Analysis
- When Should Players Turn Pro? | Bloggers Analysis
- What's Your Beef? The Biggest Complaints | Bloggers Analysis

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