KP Coalition to Improve the BCS: E-mail to Executive Bill Hancock

Brandon KennedyCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2010

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KP Coalition: Improving the Bowl Championship Series

Email to BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock

Feb. 6, 2010

Dear Executive Hancock,

Thank you for reading our email. The purpose of this email is to express the KP Coalition’s view on the FBS post-season. Dec. 29, 2009 , in light of a Poll taken by Quinnipiac, you released a statement, and we in the KP Coalition do not agree.

Before I moved to Washington, D.C—and then returned to Washington State—the BCS had already expressed zero interest in the Kennedy Proposal; therefore, instead of attaching or sending the proposal via email or postal mail, it can be read at the KP Coalition website.

We accept that it may take an act of Congress—as it has before—to Improve the BCS; therefore, the subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness is where we feel the KP should be debated; however, we will be making a second tour through FBS universities and trying to gain support from presidents/chancellors and their universities who believe a multi-game playoff is essential or feel that it is inevitable which will begin in April.

As Executive Director of the KP Coalition and architect of the Kennedy Proposal, by combining my NCAA football playoff experience—which no member of the BCS hierarchy retains—and my studies of the BCS, I firmly believe that the proposal is operational for the FBS post-season.

Could a poll be conducted on how each individual president or chancellor felt about the current BCS arrangement or the insertion of the Kennedy Proposal for 2015 and beyond?

How about a poll within the Governance of the BCS? Because I do not think there is a “full consensus” between those 36 men on the current BCS arrangement.

We are sure you are aware the Obama Administration may be “asking a governmental or non-governmental entity or a commission to study the benefits, costs, and feasibility of a playoff system.” 

Personally, I feel that the Knights Commission could assume that role; however, we also know that the KP, or any other proposal, would have to be legislated by the NCAA Executive Committee.

Thank you again,

Brandon E. Kennedy

Executive Director of the KP Coalition

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