Among the telling messages delivered Sunday by members of the College Football Playoff’s selection committee while denying playoff berths to No. 5 Baylor and No. 6 TCU, two scream louder than the rest.
The College Football Playoff matchups are in place and conference champions (and, ahem, co-champs) have been crowned. The first bowl isn’t until Dec. 20, when the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl between Nevada and Louisiana-Lafayette kicks things off at 10 a.m.
The first 30 minutes of Sunday’s College Football Playoff Selection Show garnered a 3.4 overnight television rating, compared with a 3.7 for Game 7 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
Big 12 coaches have named TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin the league’s offensive player of the year, teammate Paul Dawson the the top defensive player and coach Gary Patterson the coach of the year, the conference announced Wednesday.
A TCU position coach was so excited to receive the commitment of a much ballyhooed junior that he was then pulled over for speeding. At least that’s the story the player is giving.