SEC Digital Network
The SEC and the Big 12 announced today the formation of a new bowl game, beginning with the 2014 season, that will pit the champions of the two conferences against each other. That is, if neither champion isn't in the new "playoff" that is currently being ironed out. If either is, then the bowl game will pick the next highest team from that conference.The site of this game has not been determined yet but you have to imagine that it will either be New Orleans, Dallas, or Atlanta.
So what does this mean for college football? It means that the Big East, ACC, and every mid-major are even more screwed than before. When television networks start throwing money around again, their order of interest will be 1) Playoff 2) Rose Bowl/SEC-B12 Bowl 3) Everyone else. If you aren't in those four conferences, your slice of the pie just got much smaller. Make your own conclusions but talks of Florida State or any other school jumping ship just got a lot more serious. If I'm any of those schools, I am on the phone right now with the Big 12 begging to let me in. If you thought conference realignment was over, think again. It is just beginning.