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Sunday's question: Is the college football season too long, too short, or just right?

November 22, 2009 | 11:44 am


Reporters from around the Tribune family tackle the question of the day, then you get a chance to chime in and tell them why they are wrong.

Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times

The problem isn't that the college football season is too long or too short. The problem is that it is too long for some and too short for others and that could be rectified if the Big Ten would toss in bye weekends and extend the season beyond, well, now. The Big Ten campaign, folks, is over. It ended on Saturday, Nov. 21, with Ohio State winning the outright title, Other schools, though, will be playing games through Dec. 5, with Army and Navy closing out the regular season on Dec. 12. One reason the Big Ten has struggled in BCS bowls might be the fact the players have sometimes had more than 50 days off between games. Penn State Coach Joe Paterno has admitted this has hurt the Big Ten, which went 1-6 in bowls last year. Consider: Oregon and Oregon State are playing Dec. 3 to determine who will play Ohio State in the Rose Bowl on Jan.1. It makes sense the Oregon/Oregon State winner will be sharper than the rusty Buckeyes. 

Photo: Ohio State players celebrate with fans after defeating Michigan on Saturday. Credit: AP.