College football coaches are set to recommend changes to the current Bowl Championship Series, which should come as no surprise. What we don't know is what those recommendations are going to be -- that will have to wait until Thursday. Look for them to recommend that teams which don't win their conference title be barred from playing in a BCS game. That's a simple solution which would have prevented Oklahoma from playing in the Sugar Bowl this year, and given us the USC/LSU matchup that we should have had. It also would have solved the problem of Nebraska in 2001, giving Oregon the shot they should have had at the national title.
The coaches will also recommend a fifth BCS game, which will definitely happen. It's a way to head off the potential lawsuit brewing against the six major conferences who make up the BCS.