College Football Playoff trophy to be unveiled July 14 (Video)

Sam Cooper
Bowl Championship Series Executive Director Bill Hancock announces the 13 members of the College Football Playoff committee during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Irving, Texas. Former Secretary of State Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014
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Bowl Championship Series Executive Director Bill Hancock announces the 13 members of the College Football Playoff committee during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Irving, Texas. Former Secretary of State Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A new era of college football is fast approaching.

The BCS is in the rearview mirror and the new College Football Playoff (which has a new website, by the way) is on the horizon, and with the new playoff system comes a brand new championship trophy for the top dogs of college football.

The design of the new trophy has been kept quiet throughout the offseason, but according to this weird, cinematic teaser video thing, it appears that Monday, July 14, will be the day when the new hardware is unveiled.

Monday is also the first day of SEC Media Days, so we thought that might be a good place for the trophy to make its debut, but Friday morning it was announced that the trophy's first appearance will be Monday morning in Irving, Texas. 

We’ll just have to wait and see what will replace the famous BCS crystal football, which we will miss dearly.

Jan 7, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; General view of the crystal football on the Coaches Trophy at 2014 BCS National Championship press conference at Newport Beach Marriott. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
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Jan 7, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; General view of the crystal football on the Coaches Trophy at 2014 BCS National Championship press conference at Newport Beach Marriott. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Good night, sweet prince. 

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