Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Shaw: BCS system 'flawed'
By Kevin Gemmell
It was a vocal day for Stanford Cardinal coach David Shaw -- who, in his brief tenure leading the Cardinal, has not been known to be overly passionate.
Usually mild-mannered and reserved, Shaw used his Tuesday roundtable meeting with the media as a pulpit for what's wrong with the Bowl Championship Series.
"Bottom line is, the BCS is flawed," Shaw said. "They themselves know it, which is why they proposed a lot of changes going forward. All I've heard all year is the computers don't like Stanford. Well, the computers haven't programmed themselves.
"To have a one-loss Pac-12 team behind a one-loss ACC team (Virginia Tech) means that the computer values the ACC more than it values the Pac-12. Which I don't believe is the case. I don't think that's accurate."