The CFP is a joint venture owned and operated by the FBS conferences (all 10 of them). They negotiated the TV deal which runs until a couple of years after after the Big 12 TV deal does. The Big 12 appears to be a zombie league since ESPN and Fox each refused to bump up the TV deal up to allow expansion and will likely be divided up in a few years.
The CFP will then expand to 8 teams with the next TV deal and the conference title games will be the quarter final games.
That’s 7 games total for an 8 team playoff. Rotate between the 6 games in use now for the CFP and New Year’s 6 games (Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Peach, Rose, and Sugar) and keep bidding out the title game like now.
@Texas-Hawk-10 My concern over time of possession is just that in the last several years our defense has simply worn down by the late third quarter due to all the 3 and outs by our offense. Last year we were nearly even with O State until late in the third Q, when they went on a scoring run. I hope our better depth helps us defend all game long.
I see that Central Michigan presents a more balanced offense with 50 rushes and 49 passes against Rhode Island Saturday. All the central players on offense for Central Mich are seniors, the QB and the top two running backs and wide receivers. It’s going to be one tough ballgame on Saturday.
To follow up on this a little more, just now read an article from 247 sports which stated:
The Big 12 stated that it will withhold 25% of future revenue from Baylor pending a review of the institutional governance of the inner collegiate athletics programs… Basically that boils down to, the Baylor athletics was give a 30 million dollar share of the league revenue this year minus the 25% equals out to being penalized they said like 7.5 million.
The report says the bottom line is - - -in reality the Big 12 conference made merely the illusion of action.
In simple terms the Big 12 is withholding revenue from Baylor until a 3rd party review ensures that Baylor has made the necessary changes.
The Big 12 & NCAA have done NOTHING tangible to this point, leaving Baylor in charge of it’s own discipline., Article says more should be done. Once they feel it has been satisified, and the sanctions are lifted, they can be lifted quickly, the money that was being withheld will be given back to Baylor as it is just being held in Escrow.
Man how’s that for punishment for the crap that’s going on there? - -absolutely zero pretty much. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
@kjayhawks I like Bowen well enough as a position coach, DB’s have been one of the few position groups KU regularly sends to the NFL so Bowen is doing something right as far as player development goes.
I think he’s a horrible play caller who absolutely failed to hide the weakness of the secondary this year and instead exposed them even worse.
This was a year the defense needed to the aggressiveness up to 11 to create as much pressure as possible to force quick throws so hide the inexperience of the secondary. Instead, Bowen called a lot of 3 and 4 man rushes that routinely failed to get pressure on the QB and forced the secondary to cover for extended time which ended up with a lot of big pass plays surrendered.
Plus here is something KU fans haven’t heard for say since the stone age lol- -or at least, and I say this with tongue in cheek cause I mean come on we just finished to 2017 - -BUT still like the way it sounds. - -That is 247 sports has KU ranked # 9 in the nation with the recruits – & we have the BEST CLASS in the Big 12 - -hey I know, but man stills SOUNDS good anyways to here, no matter for how long - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
Well we holding in there for 2018 rankings, no more de-commits - -so far - -247 now has us as the # 10 ranked class in the Nation. - -I think we could win 4-5 games this year - -Wishful thinking? - - maybe - -hope not though. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
The first post on here is the final list of KU’s 2017 class. It includes 21 players, 8 of whom are already on campus including QB Peyton Bender. This class break down includes 9 JuCo’s and 12 HS players which is not ideal for Beaty, but we also know Beaty doesn’t actively seek that ratio like Weis did so I don’t think this is a big deal long term. KU’s 2017 class is generally considered 9th or 10th in the Big 12, but the walk-ons KU has landed should help with the depth as well. Adding the two Alabama transfers into the mix as well makes this class better than it looks on paper. KU will never be a place that consistently finishes in the top half of the Big 12 in recruiting so player development will always be much more important to KU than at other schools like Texas and OU that bring higher floor guys.
The position breakdown of this class is 1 QB, 2 RB, 5 WR, 2 OL, 2 DE, 1 DT, 3 LB, 4 CB, and 1 K. Both of the OLinemen are HS kids so that’s important for future development purposes.
The most important player in this class by far is QB Peyton Bender. KU has the skill position players, the OLine is returning 4/5 starters from last year and will only be better so if Bender shows why Mike Leach wanted him, KU’s offense will take a big step forward in 2017.
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