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"The fact that Northern Illinois is in the BCS in 2012 is really a sad state for college football and where we are with the current system," Herbstreit said on ESPN's BCS selection special Sunday night. "Thank goodness we're moving toward a new system in 2014. They don't deserve to be in the BCS this year. Are you kidding me with Northern Illinois playing in the BCS? You're going to leave Oklahoma out to put Northern Illinois in to a BCS bowl game?
"We have this rule that we can't have more than two teams in the BCS from one conference. Who came up with this rule? To leave teams out like Georgia, Texas A&M and Oklahoma . . . All of us want to see those teams in games that matter in the BCS Bowl games. And you're going to give us Northern Illinois? What have they done this year?
"I love MAC football, don’t get me wrong. But to put them in the BCS is an absolute joke to the rest of these teams who are more deserving. The eyeball test, the resume . . .
The No. 12 Seminoles, playing in front of an overwhelmingly pro-FSU crowd, are expected to be huge favorites against Northern Illinois on
"Northern Illinois is a tremendous team, and as we saw in 2007 when