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10 Questions with John Swofford
1. Purpose of the BCS
Posted On 05.17, 2013

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RCS: You are the Commissioner of the ACC, and you're currently serving a two-year term as BCS Coordinator. We think it’s fair to say, in maintaining and defending the BCS, you have a difficult job. A lot of people don't know a lot about the BCS, but hate it anyway. Defending the BCS is complicated and requires more than a few words. Whereas, criticizing the BCS can usually be done with a single word: playoff.

So we'd like to give you the opportunity to address a simple question: what is the purpose of the BCS and how do you approach defending it?

Commissioner Swofford: The purpose is pretty simple, and that is to provide the #1 and #2 ranked teams the opportunity to play each other in a national championship game, while at the same time preserving the bowl system that has been a great tradition in college football for many years.  This is a system that the schools and conferences have been able to agree upon to meet those two goals. During its first 11 years it has met those two goals very successfully.

10 Questions with Commissioner Swofford




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