Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is aware of public outcry for a change in the way college football determines its national champion and he's not eager to earn more criticism for whatever plan the commissioners and Notre Dame choose for 2014.
"My hope is whatever we do, we understand it's not perfect and we do whatever is in the best interest of college football, and that we get away from this constant drumbeat of criticism," he said.
So it was odd for Delany and Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman to say in a teleconference Monday that they would like to keep the status quo — the current BCS system — effectively making the last few months of playoff talk a waste of time.
"I think if the Big Ten presidents were to vote today, we would vote for the status quo. We think it best serves college football," Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said. "I don't think any of us are anxious to ask our student-athletes to play a 15th game. We think, in many respects it is as good as you can do.
"But we're also realistic that that doesn't seem to be something that has gotten a lot of support and that some movement is necessary. Our second strong preference would be for a plus-one."
The collective groan from college football just registered on the Richter Scale.Read More »from Big Ten is open to any BCS changes, including none at all