I apologize for the following scenario I'm going to throw at you, but please play along. Now imagine if you can Brent Musberger's voice. (Again, I apologize.) Shouldn't be hard to do right? If you watch enough college football it won't be."Ladies and gentleman, we are back live in Pasadena, CA at the Rose Bowl live as the new kings of college football are about to be crowned," Musberger's voice booms. "Let's throw it down to Erin Andrews and the 2009 - 2010 national championship coach Mack Brown of the Texas Longhorns!"
Yes, yes, you're right, we all know Alabama won the BCS title that season by defeating Texas 37-21 that night at the Rose Bowl in California. Notice the key phrase there. BCS title. Fortunately for Alabama, and the University of Notre Dame as it turns out, there wasn't a playoff that year.
Because if the playoff format currently approved for the 2014 regular season were in place in 2009, the Texas Longhorns would have been college football's national champions.