Good luck finding any Group of Five college football content on the internet these days.
Not that there isn’t plenty of college football content, just not any college football content mentioning the larger half of the teams currently playing FBS ball.
Josh Pate of CBS Sports seems to have the most popular YouTube channel and the titles are just slightly misleading, including “CFB Expectations” and “Most Important CFB Players in 2022” and “Boldest CFB Predictions.”
Pate probably should drop “CFB” and rebrand each video “Power 5” because he never mentions any of the G5 teams in expectations for the 2022 season. Or any player from the G5 although at least one G5 player has been a first-round NFL draft pick since the G5 came to be. Surely, there are important football players on G5 rosters, too.
I mentioned that to him recently with this exchange:
His guess wouldn’t be my guess.
Every rule the Power 5 forces the NCAA to enact works against the existence of the G5.
My guess is that he would say it’s because there’s “more interest and more clicks” with Power 5 stories and he’s got a point there but there are other larger stories the media is ignoring about college football that might not get the clicks Pate would want but need to be told.
Just once I’d like to see the media delve into why the Power 5 limits the playoff system to just four teams (and college basketball is more inclusive) and how can Group of 5 teams compete with P5 teams down the road in areas with rules in place like the NLI and the transfer portal. What should be done to even the playing field? In my opinion, something should be done to help the G5.
Not too many videos will be done about that this offseason but maybe they should. To me, it would be a great story for someone like 60 Minutes to pursue since the college football media seems to be a willing partner with the P5 in the denigration of the G5.
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