October 14, 2018

3 Questions With … Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.Com

Dennis Dodd is senior college football columnist for CBSSports.com. He recently answered 3 Questions with INFLCR:

1. How concerned should college administrators be about the possibility of widespread legalized gambling on college sports?

Administrators are still trying to figure out how concerned they should be. The question is whether legalized state gambling enhances or reduces the chances of corruption. In general, they are in evaluation mode. In my opinion, this shines a light on everything. There will be those who will break the law but anything that gets legitimate point spreads and injury reports out in the open BECAUSE of legal gambling is a good thing. The regulation will come from the casinos and sportsbooks themselves. It is in their best interest to have square games. The NCAA will have to address its current rules because it doesn’t make sense for a legal 21-year old athlete to make a $5 bet and be suspended for a year. Social mores have changed.

2. Is Alabama’s extended dominance good for college football or bad for it?

The public has already spoken on that subject. Ratings are up, I believe. Alabama as a brand attracts viewers just Oklahoma and Texas does. Folks aren’t tired of watching because they have an emotion about Alabama football. They either love it or hate it. That’s not unlike the Yankees or Notre Dame. What we are watching is history, the greatest dynasty of all time.

3.  Has the “access bowl” alleviated or aggravated the ‘Group of Five’ conferences’ complaints about college football’s postseason structure?

The access bowls have hit the legal sweet spot. There is enough access and money so that the G5 won’t sue. That accounts for UCF which is a voice in the wilderness and claims a national championship. I have no problem with that. There has never been a bigger gap between the G5 and P5 — financially, physically, recruiting-wise. It grows every day. What effect that will have in the future isn’t known.

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