The man behind college football bowl season offers a plan for preserving it

The man behind college football bowl season offers a plan for preserving it

Mind Games with Guerin Emig: Time to pay the players? Bowl season executive director Nick Carparelli offers an option for getting players to opt into college football’s postseason.

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

| Jan 11, 2024, 3:00pm CST

Guerin Emig

By Guerin Emig

Jan 11, 2024, 3:00pm CST

Before we put away college football until spring scrimmages, a review of the 2023 bowl season seems in order. It wasn’t great due to the number of transfers, opt-outs and other distractions that made for matchups like Georgia 63, Florida State 3 in the Orange Bowl. Bowl Season executive director Nick Carparelli joins me on this episode of Mind Games to talk about whether the bowls face a crisis moving forward (his answer: no), and what might be done to help the product (two Carparellis suggestions: opening the possibility of player compensation for bowl participation, and the elimination of the December transfer portal window). 

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

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Guerin Emig is a columnist for the Sellout Crowd network. Read his work at selloutcrowd.com and guerinemig.com. Reach out with feedback and/or ideas at [email protected] or (918) 629-6229. Follow him on Twitter at @GuerinEmig and Instagram at @guerin.emig. .

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