North Carolina's Mack Brown wishes college football would 'have a commissioner'
One week ago, the B1G announced that it would be going to a conference-only schedule this season.
Why is that? Is it to reduce travel? Is it to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 because not all conferences are on the same page when it comes to precautionary measures?
It might be a bit of both. Ask any fan: How unified is the NCAA and its conferences? Is it all for one, one for all? Is everybody on the same page?
The answer is almost positively “no.”
What can help unity when it comes to college football?
Longtime coach Mack Brown, who currently coaches at North Carolina, has a solution.
Implement a commissioner. Here’s Brown talking with Paul Finebaum:
UNC Coach Mack Brown: “I really wish we’d have a commissioner of college football. We wouldn’t have different leagues doing different things and so much uncertainty. If we were more uniform and all on the same page … then we wouldn’t be in the position we are in right now.”
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 16, 2020
He’s also not the only coach with this idea:
Mack Brown is not alone in that feeling among college football coaches. Had one tell me this earlier this week: “It is a mess, and we have no leadership from the NCAA. It’s a damn joke.” https://t.co/DOeL4XsWOJ https://t.co/s7MpF7zysc
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 16, 2020
If college football did have a commissioner, you would assume that the sport would be more well-run. At the same time, is there a commissioner in major American sports right now who does a phenomenal job and everybody approves of them?
Being a commissioner is hard, but, it could help the sport if the right person is in charge.