Over the last few years I have become a betting man (it's legal in PA and I'm a degenerate -- you should see my browser history). I wouldn't bet you the pop-encrusted block of pennies and nickels in my cars cupholder right now that we have a football season this fall. Going further than that, said block-of-change is about all I would bet you we have a "season" in the spring -- and that makes sense! We've gotta crush it in, anyone with a good draft spot isn't gonna wanna risk it, etc, etc.
So how about this. We're already going to be doing Spring practice -- how about we take the top 16, or maybe 32 teams, from last years rankings and put them into a single elimination playoff at the end of Spring ball? Obviously a few things would need to be moved around, obviously a number of stars would still sit out (though I honestly think you may net more than you think with this)... But that could be exciting right?
I dunno, it's a slow Friday at work and I'm spit balling. Even if not a playoff, I think it could be a lot of fun to see some actual GAMES at the end of spring ball next year. Maybe instead of the annual snoozer of a spring game we actually play a game vs a Texas or a Georgia.