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01-08-2013, 08:13 AM
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Saban is an outstanding coach, but despite his four championships, I don't think he's on the same level as the all-time greats like Osborne, Leahy, McKay...

The loss of advantages for big-time programs like no scholarship limits and being the only game on TV every Saturday, there is one big advantage that comes with national TV -- and that is that the hype machine makes college football a self-fulfilling prophecy more often than not.

If you're expected to be good, you're going to get the benefit of the doubt (USC's 2012 season aside), and the BCS is based on any number of factors that are all influenced by the hype machine. Back in the day, you played your bowl game and let the chips fall where they may with voters. Now the BCS gives you what the hype machine spits out.

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