How to Change The BCS and Do It Quick and Efficiently

Doug UrschelCorrespondent ISeptember 14, 2009

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Urban Meyer of the Florida Gators smiles as he is presented with the National Championship trophy after their 24-14 win against the Oklahoma Sooners during the FedEx BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

The need for a change in the BCS system is simple.  You've all heard it before.  There are very few people who agree with the two teams that the BCS selects to play in their National Championship game.

How can anyone take Charleston Southern playing Florida in Gainesville as a serious game?  I guess you could, if you thought that Florida playing The Citadel in Gainesville was a serious game.

Like many, I don't consider either game as a measure of what Florida is or isn't. 

I know for sure that Florida hasn't ventured past the Mississippi River to play any out-of-conference (OOC) game in over two decades.  I also know that Florida has padded their schedule with easy wins over mid-level FCS teams.

How can anyone in Florida puff their chest out and say that the Gators tried hard to play the better OOC teams?  That would really be a stretch of the imagination.  Is there anyone at the University of Florida with a road map?

Currently, the SEC has the first choice of refusal to play in the BCS Championship game.  Alabama had to lose their right to the game by losing to Florida.  However, Florida lost a game too.

We all saw how good Alabama was when they were taken to the wood shed by a non BCS conference team.

Florida lost a home game to a lesser opponent, but so did USC.  However USC lost  their game on a mid-week night road game.

The BCS then wrote USC off for the remainder of the year.  The BCS did not permit USC to win, again, again and again and advance them in the standings, regardless of the scores.

ESPN's monetary investment in the SEC stinks to high heaven.  The BCS plays off of that and will not permit certain schools to be allowed for equal consideration in BCS rankings.

The American people would have much rather of seen a game between USC and Florida last year, than being forced to watch another Bob Stoops "big game" loss.

SC, with a defense for the ages would have had a much bigger impact in the game than what the Sooners did.  USC had four linebackers last year who are now in the NFL and three are starting. 

Would those linebackers have made a difference against Florida?

USC had a quarterback (QB) last year who is now the starting  QB for the NYJ's.

Would that have made a difference in the game?

The final Coache's Poll ranked USC as the No. 2 team in the nation.  Didn't the coaches vote prior to the game, as well as after it?  What went wrong?

During the 2003-2004 seasons, the AP and Coaches Polls were used as the "human" element in the BCS.  Both had voted USC as the No.1 team to play in the BCS Championship game.  However, the computer guys decided differently. 

USC was dropped to third, the AP Poll cancelled their association with the BCS, and voted USC as their National Champion.

The school presidents have made it clear that they will not change their policy in playing bowl games.  The BCS has made it clear that they will not change the method of how they select or play the BCS Championship game.

Last year the BCS stuck their fingers in our eyes and eliminated all other teams and conferences from consideration from the Championship game, except for two.  The BCS decided from their first ranking that the two teams would come from the BIG-12 and the SEC.

They said it.  They couldn't have been more clear.  Some people thought that it was just a joke or making news, but they were serious.

It's time for action and the people who can take the bull by the horns are close to all of us.

They're the coaches and they can sever their relationship with the BCS yesterday.

They need coaches to vote in the Coache's Poll, so if they don't want to vote in this type of system, the system is dead.  Pete Carroll is only one of many that refuse to participate in the system.

Carroll doesn't even want to have the vote associated with the campus at USC.  He could easily have someone do it for him.  He doesn't want the vote around him.

The coaches can no longer stand in the middle of the street in this issue.  They need to take one side or another.

It is said that the only thing worse than a man doing something bad is a good man doing nothing.