Published June 1, 2012 - 4:36am
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BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock knows there will be compromise in hashing out all this playoff talk. I have been saying for some time there will be three conference champions and one wildcard that is selected via a committee to make up a four-team playoff. Hancock kind of confirmed that yesterday when asked if there will be compromise, saying “Yes, I think all the conferences will have to. There will be something for everybody. There won’t be everything for anybody. The BCS was built on collaboration and compromise. I think that will continue.” [AL]
James Franklin says he will not hire an assistant until he’s seen his wife. Franklin made it clear looks do matter during a radio interview yesterday. “I’ve been saying it for a long time, I will not hire an assistant coach until I’ve seen his wife,” Franklin said, according to the blog. “If she looks the part, and she’s a D-1 recruit, then you got a chance to get hired. That’s part of the deal. There’s a very strong correlation between having the confidence, going up and talking to a woman, and being quick on your feet and having some personality and confidence and being fun and articulate, than it is walking into a high school and recruiting a kid and selling him.” [Tennessean]
Tennessee announced they are redshirting DB Izauea Lanier for this season. There was no reason given in the release from UT. Currently, Tennessee has 12 players enrolled for summer session classes from last year’s recruiting class. If you cannot make the grades, then you cannot play in the games. It’s that simple for Lanier. [Go Vols Xtra]
There is a snag in the current decision on the football scheduling, and a nine-game schedule might be the best solution. But the nine-game schedule is highly unlikely and unpopular among the coaches. A 6-1-1 is the likeliest of schedules moving forward, but not everyone agrees. A ninth conference game would add some much-needed variety. Big Ten and Pac-12 have both played a nine-game league schedule, and the SEC should as well. [Kentucky]
SEC coaches support player stipend of $300 per game. Steve Spurrier is, of course, heading this issue up, and all coaches agree and support the stipend. He proposed this last year, but it was disregarded immediately. This year is another story with the coaches, as they all agree. “It’s very similar to last year,” Spurrier said. “We’re trying to get extra money for living expense, academic expense, game-related expense to our players because of the tremendous amount of money — billions — they’re bringing.” [Gator Sports]