Despite increased money, TV exposure, college football still dominated by blue-blood programs

Despite increased money, TV exposure, college football still dominated by blue-blood programs

Only twice since 1984 — in 1990 and '91 — have nontraditional powers won the national title. In 1990, Colorado and Georgia Tech shared the title. The following year, Washington and Miami did the same.

Article contains a large dose of 20-20 hindsight.

Miami won national titles in 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001. Before that, they were not “Blue Blood.” They had only played in 8 bowl games.

Florida St won national titles in 1993, 1999, 2013. Before Bowden was hired, they were not “blue blood.” They had gone to 7 bowl games in 23 years.

Florda’s first national title was 1996. Before Spurrier was hired, they were not “blue blood.” They had never won the SEC title before 1991.

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