We are entering a new era of college athletics and more importantly a new era of college football. With the conversations surrounding College Football Playoffs and NIL deals, something has to change. Or more so that it is going to change.

In an interview with ESPN’s Heather Dinich, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith offered up an idea. Allow the College Football Playoffs committee to run the sport and not the NCAA. The latter just announced a separation from president Mark Emmert that will take place in 2023.