The following does not happen often - think every other Olympics ... in Greece - but one of the best players in the history of TCU took the time to comment on the College Football Playoff selection committee's decision to drop the Horned Frogs out of the Final Four.
Though much lip service was paid over the weekend to conference championship games, astute followers — and bettors — of college football see the annual trophy clashes for what they are: Network TV programming, with a possible trap door for one unlucky team at the other end.
This past weekend was an exciting one for college football, but it was exciting because of the final rankings – not because of the games, most of which weren’t even close.
Don’t expect the Big 12 Conference to panic simply because its co-champions, TCU and Baylor, were excluded from the four-team field of the College Football Playoff despite each matching the one-loss seasons of three teams included.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that his conference wasn't going to expand to simply get to 12 teams and have a conference title game. But the conference is apparently keeping its expansion possibilities open.
“It went really well,” College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said on The Doug Gottlieb Show. “We had a disciplined process, and the committee did a terrific job. (They) did their homework, came prepared every week, had spirited conversations – it went really, really well.”
After capping an incredible regular season with an emphatic win over Iowa State to capture a share of the Big 12 title, TCU has clinched a spot in the 2014 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.
Kyan Anderson scored 21 points to lead TCU to an 80-69 victory over Furman Tuesday night at Wilkerson-Greines.
What TCU coach Trent Johnson saw in the locker room after an 80-69 victory over Furman might have impressed him more than anything he saw during the game.