Every Friday we bring you a college football podcast of the week. Whether it is an independent show or the audio from a radio spot, there is a lot going on in the audio world of college football. This week we have the NCAA bigwig talking playoffs.
With all of the massive changes coming to the major college football landscape, we figured it would be wise to seek out the man who lords over the entire world of collegiate athletics from up on high, in Indianapolis; Mark Emmert.
The NCAA president joined ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on The Scott Van Pelt Show to talk about the playoff and the ramifications of the moves made by the Presidential Oversight Committee.
Emmert came out firing about how he endorses the playoff as a good move for the sport and how, after everyone was jockeying for the "automatic qualifier" classification, we now have a system that makes that irrelevant.
Obviously, we'd argue "sort of" here because it does matter what league you're in from a financial and competition standpoint but, on some level, he is telling the truth. As we discussed on Wednesday, the NCAA still has to make it official, but its hands are largely out of the revenue and administration portions of the decision.
It's a good listen as Emmert brought up the stipend issue and did say that he hopes it gets revisited. They talk about stability and it is an interesting point as the deal is for 12 years; given the way college football has evolved in the last few seasons, it is tough to imagine over a decade of unrest in the sport.