New BCS Media Consultants Have SEC, Big Ten Ties

The upcoming adjustment to college football's postseason is likely to be popular with at least the SEC or Big Ten, if it's popular with anybody. As the two big dogs at the table ("No dogs at the table," you shout at your dog, but dogs never stop doing what they want to do), Mike Slive and Jim Delany should each be in position to get his way for the most part*.

So it's with little surprise that you'll greet a Sports Business Journal report that new BCS media consultants Chuck Gerber and Dean Jordan already have respective relationships with the two biggest leagues. Gerber has worked with the SEC before, while Jordan has associations with the Big Ten, among many other conferences. Jordan's wider range of ties could suggest the SEC is the conference at odds with the others, but now we're trying to discover tactics by reading consultant resumes.

At stake is the new BCS deal that begins in 2014, which ESPN gets the first bid on. SBJ notes Fox, NBC, and Turner are also interested.

* Except for that thing about playing semifinal games on campuses. The Big Ten loves the idea, which therefore means the SEC might not be so wild about it. But getting a SEC team in cold weather sounds about as fair as getting a Big Ten team in Death Valley.

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