Pat Forde says super-conferences won’t fix college football
New Yahoo college football writer Pat Forde joined the show to talk about why he left ESPN and the state of college football.
Forde doesn’t think super-conferences will fix everything. “If we end up with four 16-team super-conferences and have a playoff, I still don’t think it’s worth it,” Forde said. “I think what’s lost in terms of regional flavor. In terms of what’s lost in collegiality, what’s lost in dignity … is long gone.”
Forde weighed in on an argument that Andrew Luck and Stanford wouldn’t thrive in the SEC. Forde said Luck would be fine, just like he will be in the NFL. Forde said that Stanford is a lot tougher than they’ve ever been historically.
Forde thinks that the loser of Alabama-LSU still has a chance to get back into it. Forde thinks if it’s a close game, then the loser could jump Boise State to get to the BCS title game. Forde thinks there’s a chance Stanford falls to Oregon and Oklahoma St. falls to Oklahoma.
Forde said Alabama-LSU will be a brutal game, with players knocking each other out all night long. “It’s going to be old school football,” Forde said.
In the end, Forde thinks running back Trent Richardson gives Alabama a slight edge.