Bowlsby: "(R)ight now, if you want to cheat, you can do it and you can get away with it. There are benefits for doing that."
Obviously, because the BXII doesn't play a conference championship game...giving it an unfair advantage when the college football playoff contenders will be selected. What a sage!
“If you like intercollegiate athletics the way it is now, you’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming. I fear whether we will get past the change. There are all kinds of Armageddon scenarios you can come up with. Change is coming.”
He's speaking for himself. He knows branding (There can be only ONE "B1G") and regional balance (4 conferences, NOT 5, thank you) will compel the Power 4 conferences to lower the boom on the BXII, with this ultimatum: Fold your tent and we'll subsume your teams. If you won't, go play the mid-majors. But, you won't play any of us.