Head Coach of the Texas Tech football team Former Head Coach of the Auburn University football team
Pro to the question "Should College Football Replace the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) with a Playoff System?"
"I've about had it with this playoff deal. We all understand in our conference [SEC] how tough it is. In our conference, that's about the only chance we'd have to make it. There is no reason on this earth why we can't have the best four and then play one more...
The problem we have is you have 120 universities that are I-A and probably 25 would say they have a legitimate chance each year. And you have [university] presidents that for some reason look at it more as for the money than having a national championship on the field. They keep coming up with lame excuses about academics. Football players miss fewer classes than anybody...
They keep coming up with excuses, yet we're playing [the national championship game] Jan. 8. It's hypocritical."
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to sports policy. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to college football legislation.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Head Coach, Texas Tech football team
Head Coach, Auburn University football team, 1999-2008
Recipient, Paul "Bear" Bryant Award, 2004
Recipient, Walter Camp Coach of the Year, 2004
Recipient, Associated Press Southeastern Conference (SEC) Coach of the Year, 1997 and 2004
Head Coach, University of Mississippi football team, 1995-1998
Defensive Coordinator, Texas A&M football team, 1994
Various defensive coaching roles, University of Miami football team, 1986-1993
Defensive Coach, Arkansas State University football team, 1980-1984
Head Coach, Hermitage High School football team, 1978-1979
Assistant Coach, Hermitage High School (Arkansas) football team, 1976-1977