Bowl Agreement Between Two Conferences Just the Kickoff To the Real Game About to Begin in College Football
Like an Alabama linebacker going after a quarterback, it’s coming.
Super Conferences consisting of 16 or more teams are going to be a part of the future of college football. The first steps in that direction have already been taken. And it will combine the SEC and the Big 12.
The announcement by the two conferences that their conference champions will be playing in a bowl game starting in 2014 (barring either’s participation in the BCS Championship) is only the kickoff. Now the game is being played, and that is to combine the conferences to make the first mega-school league that will be the envy of all other schools.
And when that happens, the other conferences will start scrambling and soon we’ll be seeing four regional “super conferences,” which will be college football’s equivalent of the NFL’s East, South, North and West conferences. It’s going to render all these conference realignments that have been the rage of late outdated before new rivalries even get established (USC-Colorado has great potential in the Pac-12).
Naturally, the SEC is out front in any big change in college football. And like the conference championship games, the other conferences will follow the SEC’s lead.