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Barry Alvarez wants to see a "super league"

If it were up to Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, college football teams from the major conferences would be part of one big "super league" that would make all the decisions in the world of college football. 

I’d like to see a super league. I’d like to see a league — Southeastern Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 — and have your own rules. Have rules that you know what the hell they are and that you could actually follow them, and let them have it." Alvarez, who was a proponent of a four team playoff earlier this year, told the Mobile Press Register. Notice that he did not mention the ACC and Big East.

"We’ve got a lot of rules. There’re a lot of haves and have-nots, and you’re making rules to make the have-nots happy."

“Let the guys who can afford it go do — the guys that are filling those big stadiums, the leagues that have the big TV contracts — let them go. That’s nothing against those other guys. But you can’t let that group hold the entire group back.’’

Although he noted that he doubts it would ever happen, Alvarez has made it clear that he wants to see the big football conferences running things and making decisions based on what is best for schools that are making the most money. Preferably without having to solicit input from the non BCS conferences and their members.

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.