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NCAA misses the mark in Division I-AA name change

Updated: December 15, 2006, 11:57 AM ET
By David Albright | ESPN.com

Today marks the beginning of a new era in college football.

A playoff to determine the real national champion? Come on, you're not that gullible, are you? It may be December, but that gift isn't arriving this holiday season.

No, but teams that currently enjoy a playoff format are involved.

When Appalachian State and Massachusetts meet Friday night (ESPN2, 8 ET) in Chattanooga, Tenn., to decide the first of three NCAA football championships, the Mountaineers and Minutemen will be playing ...

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