Opening up the possibility of the Irish joining the conference a year early. Of course.
"We didn't want the top four teams to just come out of the blue at the end of the season."
BCS Commissioners Announce 4-Team Playoff For 2014. Mike Slive and SEC win out in BCS Commissioners negotiations.
Texas Christian University is expected to join the Big 12 Conference, not the Big East, further weakening the already fragile BCS AQ conference.