This was just released by MAC commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher regarding Georgia Tech being allowed to play in a bowl even if they finish 6-7:
"I am disappointed in the NCAA's decision to issue a waiver. I could not disagree more with the rationale provided. One of the reasons for the development of the policy covering this matter was to clearly create a selection order to manage just this situation.
"These selection orders were developed with NCAA staff input and approved unanimously by the NCAA Board of Directors last July. To suggest that that the NCAA staff or task force working on bowl policy did not contemplate such a circumstance, when this same situation occurred last year, is incorrect. The policy is clear and understandable.
"What is lacking is the willingness to enforce NCAA policy and that is regrettable. All the Mid-American Conference asks is that the rules that have been approved by the member institutions of the NCAA be enforced. That did not occur in this instance.
I wasn't really expecting a statement on this, but here we are. This waiver probably can't get reversed now, but it's great to see the commish looking out for the likes of Central Michigan, and maybe even the eight-winned Ohio and Bowling Green. But it's the NCAA. Shrug all you want, what are you gonna do.