Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has come under a bit of criticism over the last day because of the conference’s decision to name Baylor and TCU co-champions. While the Big 12’s mantra this year has been “One True Champion,” the conference’s decision to go with co-champions may have cost it a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Today, Bowlsby appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” and discussed plenty of Big 12-related topics. Towards the end of the interview, Bowlsby was asked which Big 12 team he’d have picked for the four slot, if he’d been on the committee. His answer was TCU. Definitely listen to the whole interview, but if you’d like to hear his take on the TCU/Baylor debate, head to the 8:27 mark of this video:
Bowlsby’s logic is a bit…off. He says that he would have put TCU in over Baylor if he voted because it was in a better position to make the Playoff based on its ranking last week. However, he thinks that the committee got it right by putting Art Briles’ squad at No. 5 and Gary Patterson’s team at No. 6, because BU won the head-to-head matchup. If that’s the case, why not just get behind the Bears and say their win over the Horned Frogs meant that they deserved inclusion?
While there were plenty of other topics discussed — namely if the conference needed a championship game to prevent something like this from happening again — this remark from Bowlsby certainly stood out, and we guarantee that it will not go over well with people from Waco.