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Picking The Gridiron Contenders

Oct 16, 2013

Next season, there will be a new playoff system for big time college football.

A committee, which includes former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, will select the four teams that will play in the semifinals ahead of the championship game.

That system will replace the Bowl Championship Series which has, until now, determined which college teams play for the national championship.

Public Service Commission chairman Foster Campbell says the current system for prison inmate phone service is a scam run by greedy individuals. Campbell also shares his thoughts on Tuesday's election and Louisiana's congressional delegates.

New York Times sportswriter Ray Glier talks Saturday's LSU-Alabama matchup, a rematch of January's BCS title game.