- From CBS Jon Solomon takes a look at how referees are treated and what can be done to improve their standing.
- Chris Chase from USA Today runs through possible changes to the playoff structure. Once the playoffs started it was a foregone conclusion there would be playoff creep. What's your favorite?
3. SIX TEAMS, TWO GET BYES
I like this one, in theory, because it keeps the top teams honest for the entire season and provides a massive edge for finishing No. 1 or No. 2. Because as it is right now with four teams, the seedings are almost irrelevant — you have to beat two of the other three teams in the playoffs to win the title and, honestly, how many years will the committee get it right with the Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 teams? It’s a crapshoot as to who’s No.1 and No. 4. That’s what makes the two byes so fun. It adds another layer to the selection process and allows for an advantage where there was no room for one before.
- Bleacher Report's Greg Couch takes a look at how boosters and the growing pay scale of coaches have put the coaching mery-go-round on turbo.
"Society teaches you to get things now, right now, for yourself and not worry about anybody else. … That's not really the way you build a team or that you sustain success with a team. So for the people that are usually uneducated about what it takes to win, you know, they make rash decisions like that."