Respecting the past and planning the future

If elected commissioner of college football, I would add a playoff, change overtime and insist that the Song Girls travel, writes Beano Cook.

Originally Published: November 16, 2005
By Beano Cook | ESPN Insider
If only college football had a commissioner to solve the major problems in this great sport and tweak the minor ones.

I would nominate myself for this position, but such an undertaking deserves a 10-year contract.

And at this stage of the game -- once you turn 70, you're in overtime -- I don't buy green bananas.

Beano Cook

College Football
Carroll H. "Beano" Cook joined ESPN in March 1986 and served as a college football studio commentator and occasional sideline reporter, in addition to offering college football commentary on ESPN Radio. He died in October 2012.