DALLAS (FWAA) – The National Football Foundation/Football
Writers Association of America Forum, which was scheduled May 14-15,
2009, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been moved to the spring of
Given the current economic situation in this country, the NFF
and FWAA jointly agreed it would be in the best interests for the
long-time viability of the event to postpone it until the following
"We have been given every indication that sponsors remain committed
to the event," said Steve Richardson, FWAA Executive Director. "But
the FWAA agrees with the NFF in its assessment that current economic
conditions might prevent full participation by some potential attending
entities. The frequency of having the event every other year has
always been one of the models considered. This would be that model."
The inaugural event, "The 2008 Football Forum: College Football
Today and Tomorrow," was held last May at a DFW Airport hotel and
received great reviews among those participating. Head football
coaches Jim Tressel of Ohio State, Mark Mangino of Kansas, Gary
Patterson of TCU and former Washington coach Tyrone Willingham were
among those attending the two-day event.
The 2008 Football Forum, moderated for Fox Sports' Chris Rose,
was a series of discussions among media, coaches, presidents, athletic
directors, bowl and award representatives, sports information directors
and other college football officials.
The health of the game has been a concern to all those associated
with it. The Forum serves as a springboard to develop discussions
about how the media inter-reacts with those it covers as well as
about other pertinent issues surrounding the game of college football.
• 2008 Football Forum transcripts