The primary revelations through much of the first day of BCS-ish meetings in Florida on the future of college football's postseason: the Rose Bowl is the most important thing in the world, and the Fiesta Bowl is totally fine with making more money and having a seat at the table, just so you know. The alternative for the Fiesta Bowl would be that it would be just another bowl game instead of part of the championship tournament, so this is mighty generous of the Fiesta Bowl.
The latter, first, since it might be the closest thing to actual news yet:
The big thaw is coming: Fiesta open to hosting national semi or champ game without its Fiesta brand.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) April 25, 2012
And here's Texas AD DeLoss Dodds with the biggest #ShotsFired so far:
"The only way it's going to get fixed," Dodds says, "is for the rest of the country to have a playoff of some kind and let [the Pac-12 and Big Ten] do their (own) deal. And then after five years, their coaches would go berserk because they're not in the mix for a national championship. And they'd have to join it."
In response, Big Ten commish Jim Delany said Dodds was wrong and, at some point, discussed ostrich racing. Onlookers seem to have discerned that Delany's fine with a four-team playoff so long as the Rose Bowl provides the site for ... something involved with the playoff.
The general course of events at this juncture seems to be that BCS bowls are angling for inclusion as playoff sites, meaning the campuses of competing teams wouldn't get any games -- unlike the FCS playoffs -- and fans would have to travel across the country twice during the holidays.