NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at the podium as draft prospect Cam Newton looks on (R) during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
It kicks off at 6 p.m. MST tonight. Shea McClellin will be in the house tonight in NYC wearing his new suit. I believe he only bought one since he only intends to be there one night (he can always pick up a new tie for night two if the need arises!). Stewart Mandel has Kellen Moore and Tyrone Crawford as two underrated players (HT: hummerofdoom) in the draft at their positions. I like how Stewart reminded us all that he said Boise State had an SEC caliber defensive line. We didn't forget, Stewart.
BCS meetings continued yesterday and BCS director Bill Hancock emerged to talk to the media and make that comment. Momentum still seems to be heading to an inevitable four team playoff. I just hope that if/when it all happens, we won't be fawning over the very people that resisted change for many years as the ones that should be celebrated.
Bill Hancock seems to be giving Craig the old run around on the issue saying he'll "try" to get a conference call together with the committee this week but, you see, his schedule is just so packed! It's a last whimper for Craig Thompson after his mega-conference-alliance plan blew up with the CUSA. And while I agree that the MWC's performance in the past did merit BCS access, the fact that all the top teams are gone or on their way out the door makes it all a moot point. Poor Craig can't even believe in it enough to fight for it.
But apparently they want it at home. If I'm not mistaken (which I probably am), Temple needs a 12th game while Boise State doesn't need a 13th game. Unfortunately it probably means Temple is going to just schedule an FCS team.