I love college football. I can’t seem to get enough of it. However, I become disappointed every year after the first Saturday in December when the college football regular season prematurely and abruptly ends. Then there no more meaningful college games to watch until the major bowls begin three weeks later. Yes, I know we have the FCS playoffs that begin immediately after the regular season, but it’s just not the same level of football. It’s like having to settle for hamburger after eating rib-eye steak all season long.
College football could be improved immensely if this weeks-long lull could be eliminated. And I believe I have the perfect solution. Currently, the college football regular season begins on Labor Day weekend, one full weekend before the NFL begins. There is a reason why the NFL skips Labor Day weekend – no one is paying attention yet. College football should follow suit. That would push the end of the regular season back one additional week. It could be pushed back one more week if each team were given an additional week off during the regular season. This would move the end of the college football regular season to the third Saturday in December. Then we would only have to endure one “dry” weekend before the major bowls began.