June 29 2009, 10:03 AM
Coaches and school representatives from Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, the Air Force Academy, University of Northern Colorado, and CSU-Pueblo were all on hand for the Colorado Spring Sports Corporation luncheon last week, and according to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, they didn't waste any time reacting to the rejection of the Mountain West Conference's eight-team playoff proposal by the Bowl Championship Series' presidents. CSU football coach Steve Fairchild alluded to the need for a lawsuit: In his opinion, the BCS schools are prohibiting smaller schools from a fair shot at the mega-revenue earned by BCS teams. Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun (pictured) compared the situation to "the old Soviet Presideum," in which only "party members" are able to participate. In other news from the luncheon, Air Force football officials seemed supportive of renewing the CU-Air Force matchup that hasn't been played since 1973, writes the Colorado Springs Gazette. CU's athletic director seemed to be on board, but CU football coach Dan Hawkins was non-committal, bemoaning the fact that big-time football programs like Florida don't have to play every team in their state. "I can see why Hawkins is worried," writes Gazette columnist David Ramsey. "It would be painful to face CU alums if the Buffs lost to CSU and AFA in the same season."