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USC beats out Alabama for 2008 playoff spot in mock selection
USC beats out Alabama for 2008 playoff spot in mock selection

If the first College Football Playoff does not work out for the Pac-12 Conference, well, it can always brag about what might have happened after the 2008 season. Media members from around the nation were invited to Dallas this week to participate in a mock selection hosted by the College Football Playoff. The panel, which included me portraying the role of USC Athletic Director Pat Haden, voted USC into the four-team playoff based on the final regular-season results of 2008. The final four ended up Florida, Oklahoma, Texas and USC. Penn State finished fifth, followed by Alabama. Playing the part of Haden, one of 13 panel members on the committee, I was not allowed to discuss or...

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