Selection Committee

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    Have you seen that Condoleezza Rice was named to the NCAA selection committee? This is going to turn into a big political nightmare...have you seen some of the other names on the committee...none appear favorable to UF. Why not add Lane Kiffen as well since he has nothing to do now.

    Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez, USC's Pat Haden, West Virginia's Oliver Luck, Arkansas' Jeff Long, and Clemson's Dan Radakovich, as well as former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese. Former Ole Miss QB Archie Manning was named as well.
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    The committee will be awful and biased.
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    I was upset when I saw Rice in the headlines, then I read the rest of the names and suddenly she wasn't so bad.

    How in the hell can pat haden be on there as an active AD? and barry alvarez is an ass
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    Why on earth is there a selection committee? Why not just use the BCS to determine the top 4? And they couldn't have picked a sorrier group.
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    This is exactly why I have been saying, the current BCS system should have remained and been used to select the top 4 teams.

    Edit : Bedlam beat me to it!
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    If this committee is in place in 2006 we don't get in the nc game.

    Corruption will reign.
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    Isn't she from Alabama?
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    Good call. Though as I recall, her father was not a fan of the Dixiecrat establishment in Tuscy.
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    I'm with Bedlam and Tilly on this.

    BCS ranking should stay in place.

    And if the committee veers from it, they should be required to explain why.
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    What does Rice know about football?

    Holy sh***T. This is a disaster.

    I believe Foley was offered to be on the committee and he turned it down. Why? Looks like it is going to bite us in the ass.
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    Agree with you guys. The problem with the BCS was often between #2 and #3 teams and, in the case of a winner take all game, that is pretty significant. But when you move to four teams, there is far greater margin for error and team #5 probably doesn't have as much cause for complaint.

    Have to give it to the NCAA: they always find a way to deny Ockam's razor.
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    Sad truth.
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    This is crazy!

    Oliver Luck is the current AD at WVU.
    Haden is the current AD at USC.
    Alvarez is the current AD at Wisc.

    And on an on...

    I mean, there is BIG money and prestige to getting in the playoffs. Why wouldn't these guys push their own school? It's going to help their own career and their own pocketbooks. It's the definition of bias.

    Rice is about the only one that I don't have a problem with.
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    Rice is least biased of this whole group and without a doubt the smartest.

    Fact is, it doesn't matter who is on the committee it will be soundly denounced whatever it does.
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    There are going to be between 12 and 18 members, with every conference represented, so I don't think you need to worry about one conference pushing itself at the expense of others. But there no doubt won't be a favorable bias toward the SEC, which give the last 10 years or so in college football there probably should be.
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    Lets just hope they have some kind of concrete criteria that they use to make selections
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    As I recall her dream job at one time was NFL commish. She is knowledgeable about the sport.

    Her bias would probably not be bama but Stanford.

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    Ricey is on the Regions Financial Corp BOD. She is very pro Alabama and is heavily involved with executive management who are most all big time Alabama boosters. Not good..
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    Ok I'm a big plus 1 fan but I'd rather have BCS than this crap...
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    After reading the paranoia on this thread, I have come to the conclusion that USC, Wisconsin, WVU and Alabama will be in the playoffs every year.

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