L.A.’s college football TV week 13: Spare some change?


USC can’t do anything to strenghten (or weaken) its place in the Bowl Championship Standings, because it has the week off.

UCLA is taking a nap this weekend as well.

So let’s all sleep in and dream about a college playoff system instead.

Or maybe we can circle back to the very end of the interview that President-elect Barack Obama did with “60 Minutes” question guy Steve Kroft , when he spoke up out of turn about an eight team, three-round system that sounded more than reasonable to “any sensible person.”

“I don’t know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this,” he said. “So, I’m going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it’s the right thing to do.”

BCS coordinator John Swofford responded: “For now, our constituencies — and I know he understands constituencies — have settled on the current BCS system, which the majority believe is the best system yet to determine a national champion while also maintaining the college football regular season as the best and most meaningful in sports. … We certainly respect the opinions of president-elect Obama and welcome dialogue on what’s best for college football.”

What’s best for college football? Did you see what ESPN promised to give the BCS clowns between 2011 and 2014?

This season comes down to what TheBigLead.com (linked here) says is all that’s left watching: Texas Tech at Oklahoma (Saturday), Florida vs. Alabama (probably in the SEC title game Dec. 6), and the National Championship (in early January). Everything else is just noise.


==4 p.m., ESPN2 and ESPN360.com: No. 17 Ball State at Central Michigan (with Todd Harris and Ray Bentley)


==4:30 p.m., ESPN and ESPN360.com: No. 23 Miami at Georgia Tech (with Chris Fowler, Craig James, Jesse Palmer and Erin Andrews)
==6 p.m., ESPNU: Grambling at Texas Southern (with Charlie Neal and Jay Walker)


==6:30 p.m., ESPN2 and ESPN360.com: Fresno State at San Jose State (with Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman and Rob Stone)


== 7 to 9 a.m., ESPN: “GameDay” is at Norman, Okla., for the Texas Tech-Oklahoma contest with Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard.
==9 a.m., Versus: Yale at Harvard (with Rich Ackerman, Dale Hellestrae and Bob Harwood)
==9 a.m., Channel 7: Michigan at No. 10 Ohio State (with Brad Nessler, Bob Griese, Paul Maguire and Stacey Dales)
==9 a.m., ESPN and ESPN360.com: West Virginia at Louisville (with Dave Pasch and Andre Ware)
==9 a.m., ESPN2 and ESPN360.com: Indiana at Purdue (with Pam Ward and Ray Bentley)
==11 a.m., ESPNU: Jackson State at Alcorn State (with Dwayne Ballen and Eddie Robinson, Jr.)
==11 a.m., ESPN Classic and ESPN360.com: Florida Classic: Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M (with Eric Collins and Shaun King)
==11 a.m., MTN: Colorado State at Wyoming (with James Bates, Todd Christensen, Natalie Vickers and Andrea Lloyd)
==11:30 a.m., Channel 4: Syracuse at Notre Dame (with Tom Hammond and Pat Haden)

==Noon, FSN West: Washington at Washington State (with Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis and Jim Watson)
==12:30 p.m., Channel 7: No. 15 Michigan State at No. 8 Penn State (with Mike Patrick, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe)
==12:30 p.m., Channel 2: Mississippi at No. 18 LSU (with Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson)
==12:30 p.m., ESPN2: Boston College at Wake Forest (with Terry Gannon and David Norrie)
==12:30 p.m., Versus: Air Force at Texas Christian (with Joe Beninati, Glenn Parker and Tim Neverett)
==12:30 p.m., ESPN PPV: Stanford at California (with Rob Stone, Chris Spielman and Jessica Mendoza)
==12:30 p.m., Big Ten Network: Illinois at Northwestern (with Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis and Charissa Thompson)
==12:30 p.m., CBS College Sports: Marshall at Rice (with Tom Hart and Trev Alberts)

==2:30 p.m., ESPNU: Duke at Virginia Tech (with Dave Armstrong and Larry Coker)
==3 p.m., MTN: No. 14 BYU at No. 7 Utah (with Rich Cellini, Jon Berger, Blaine Fowler, Sammy Linebaugh and Toby Christensen)

==4 p.m., Versus: No. 21 Oregon State at Arizona (with Ron Thulin, Kelly Stouffer and Lewis Johnson)
==4 p.m., Big Ten Network: Iowa at Minnesota (with Wayne Larrivee, Chris Martin and Anthony Herron)
==4:15 p.m., ESPN 2 and ESPN360.com: No. 20 Pitt at No. 19 Cincinnati (with Mark Jones and Bob Davie)
==4:45 p.m., ESPN and ESPN360.com: Florida State at No. 25 Maryland (with Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham and Jack Arute)
==5 p.m., Channel 7: No. 2 Texas Tech at No. 5 Oklahoma (Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit and Lisa Salters)
==5 p.m., ESPN2 and ESPN360.com: Vanderbilt at Kentucky (with Mark Jones and Bob Davie)
==5 p.m., CBS College Sports: UNLV at San Diego State (with Carter Blackburn and Aaron Taylor)


==5:15 p.m., ESPN and ESPN360.com: Connecticut at South Florida (with Joe Tessitore and Rod Gilmore)

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