FBS Commissioners Talk About Taking Football Oversight From NCAA

Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel and Sports Illustrated’s Pat Fordy discuss Pac-12 Commissioner George Klyavkov’s comments about his conversations with other FBS commissioners regarding the possibility of taking football censorship and rule-making away from the NCAA, and discuss how that would happen if it did. to bear fruit.

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Pat Ford: Another thing from that interview, which was very good from Nicole Auerbach with George Klyavkov, that caught my attention was that Klyavkov said he had conversations with several FBS commissioners, and I was surprised by the collective support for this idea. Among the folks I’ve talked to about taking soccer rule-making and enforcement of soccer rules out of the NCAA, which is, basically, in terms of at least one sport, is just kicking the NCAA to the limit and saying we’ve got this.

Looks good in theory. I still want to know who will be really responsible for enforcing the rules. Who will take over? Do you really think these conferences will all come together and say yes, we’re going to force each other and call ourselves like law enforcement? I mean, I just think that’s very unrealistic. It’s just been talked about a group, but they like having the NCAA as a somewhat incompetent cop, Sergeant Schultz there who sees nothing, knows nothing, and they can fix the problem.

But they don’t have to be the bad guys. I don’t really think these conferences are ready to take on that role.

Dan Wetzel: They are not even close. It becomes annoying. I’m not a fan – I’m not an NCAA advocate. We make fun of them on every podcast, but like, that’s just — oh, well, it sounds like an applause phrase that has no truth. Are you going to do a better job? We just talked about how you announced the Playoffs expansion before you expanded the Playoffs and screwed up the whole thing. Literally, the easiest thing to do, you can’t even announce it on schedule.

Pat Ford: yes.

Dan Wetzel: We talked about how you guys sat down and said you’re coming, but you know, it’s just going to depend on whether the player did well on Saturday. No you did not. In two seconds, everyone is doing it. did not expect that. These guys are no longer – they are the NCAA. None – they are not able to do so.

Pat Ford: the correct.

Dan Wetzel: They are a group of protesters. The best thing for them is to be able to blame the NCAA, quote, not quote.

Pat Ford: Sure, it’s a reasonable denial. No, we, it’s not us who can’t control ourselves. It’s them. They can’t do that.

Dan Wetzel: They did not see the upcoming issues. They can’t get out of their way. They can’t expand a playoff tour they all agreed to expand. They can’t do that. So is the NCAA good at these things? No. But are these guys better? number.

Pat Ford: No, that’s the thing. Who will assemble this structure? Who will take over and who will enforce the rules?

Dan Wetzel: I mean, whatever it is, I don’t care what it is. I don’t care if it was – but you’d get Ari Fleischer to run this thing. Well, great. This is what we will get. I mean, you’ll screw it up too, so I’m going to keep this little building in Indianapolis as if it were — like when the NFL made more money from threatening to move to L.A. than when they actually got a franchise in L.A. Like, every city in America built a new stadium for their team because they might as well go to Los Angeles.

The best job the NFL did was that Los Angeles didn’t have a team. Now, they’ve got a team there, and they’re making less money. They make good money because they have a team in Los Angeles. You want a team at La, but you had better just sit there and do just fine, huh.

Pat Ford: Oh, sure.

You have just been seen in Mr. Zhao. There are some – I remember they get – that were painting a fancy stadium somewhere that would never have happened. And all of a sudden, the local government is going to pay over $800 million, and we’ll be good.

Pat Ford: the correct.

Dan Wetzel: each group. Yeah, like, you need that punching bag, so go ahead. Good luck, you guys didn’t show us any competence.

Pat Ford: right no. I mean, yeah, I’ll believe it when I see him.

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