6. Delay polls until Oct. 1: As long as there are preview magazines and websites like this one, there will always be preseason (and pre-preseason) polls. They're fun, and people love them. But they're also pure guesswork, and they create an unofficial "starting point" that creates a severe disadvantage for less-hyped teams that end up doing well. I'd insist that the two polls used by the BCS, the coaches and Harris, refrain from conducting their first edition until after a month of games. Maybe then their rankings would be less slavish to preconceived perceptions and more reflective of the action on the field.
7. Pick a uniform and stick with it: Part of the tradition of college football is that the uniforms are recognizable across generations. A Penn State jersey is unmistakably a Penn State jersey. An Alabama helmet is unmistakably an Alabama helmet. Lately, however, colleges have been mimicking their marketing friends in the pros and instituting all sorts of variations -- retro uniforms, prime-time uniforms, ugly Nike sleeve uniforms. If I was commissioner, each team would pick one uniform style and stick with it every week for at least a 10-year period.
8. No more Tuesday-night games ... or Monday night, or Wednesday night or Friday night: College football was meant to be played on Saturdays. While it's nice that some of the lower-profile teams get more exposure, the more games that get spread over the course of the week, the more it dilutes the sanctity of Saturday. I'd have one Thursday-night game to kick off the weekend -- because for some reason ESPN has a penchant for airing some of its most dramatic games on Thursday nights -- and everything else on Saturday.
9. Shorten the length of games: This one's tricky, because I can't exactly order the television networks to show fewer commercials, and I don't think teams are going to start passing less anytime soon. So the way I'm going to do it is to abolish the college rule of stopping the clock after first downs (except in the final two minutes of each half) and to restart the play-clock as soon as a play is whistled dead rather than waiting for the refs to spot the ball.
10. Prohibit coaches from flip-flopping quarterbacks: I don't know why, but this is may be my single biggest pet peeve in the entire sport. It's one thing for a coach to bring in a "change of pace" quarterback for a few series like Georgia's Mark Richt used to do with D.J. Shockley. But most of the time, when a coach rotates quarterbacks, he can't make up his mind. So from now on, once you name a starting quarterback, you have to keep him as such for at least four straight games, barring documented injury. Better make the right choice in fall camp, guys.