As opposed to those of you who would like to see the BCS disappear by means of lethal injection – some e-mailers get so overheated I think they would prefer it suffer a more painful demise – I simply want to rehabilitate it.
Although none of these fixes would satisfy those who lust for a lengthy 16-team playoff (preceded, of course, by a substantially less intriguing regular season), here are the five changes I would make to the BCS to create a more palatable system for all.
1. In with the Mountain West. Out with the Big East
Whether by committee or computer, a system should be put in place to make sure the six best football conferences are the ones receiving the automatic bids to those coveted eight spots in the BCS bowls.