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College Football Playoffs to stay at four teams

Discussion in 'Football' started by BigRedMax, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. BigRedMax

    BigRedMax Administrator Staff Member 15 Year Member

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    From the press release today 1/7/19.

    STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT MARK KEENUM, CHAIRMAN OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BOARD OF MANAGERS

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – We have concluded our annual meeting of the College Football Playoff Board of Managers. As we do every year, we meet alongside the commissioners, and Notre Dame’s Athletics Director, to review the ongoing operations of the Playoff, now entering its sixth year.

    It is our unanimous agreement that the Playoff has been a tremendous success for students, fans, and universities. We are very proud of it. Fans love to watch it and we look forward to its continued success.

    When it comes to the Playoff, as part of our normal review, we always look at everything and we will do so again.

    Our job as university presidents is to listen to a variety of views, as we do every day back on campus, and every year when we consider how best to run the CFP. Academics, student-athlete well-being, existing contractual agreements and the overall good of the game are just a few of the issues we consider. At all times, we want our students who play sports to be successful in college and in life.

    As far as expanding the number of teams in the Playoff, it’s way too soon – much too soon – to know if that is even a possibility. It’s fair to say the speculation about expansion has outdistanced the reality of what the commissioners and the presidents have discussed. If a decision were to be made down the road, the Presidents would be the ones to make it and we are not there.

    At some point down the road, as part of our regular review of all matters pertaining to the Playoff, the management committee will meet, and it will consider all aspects of the Playoff, as it routinely does. When that discussion happens, I advise observers not to read too much into it. We have a twelve-year contract we are very happy with. It is always appropriate to ask the right questions and to examine every issue to be sure we have things right. We are very satisfied with the Playoff and look forward to its continued success.
     
  2. FeelLikeAStranger

    FeelLikeAStranger Keeping it Brockmire 15 Year Member

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  3. Big Red Shrine

    Big Red Shrine Elite Poster 2 Year Member

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    True story
     
  4. carrolltonsker

    carrolltonsker Husker Immortal 10 Year Member

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    What Mr. Keenum is really saying is that, "We will keep the playoff format at four teams until we can figure out how we can make really obscene amounts of money by expanding it to eight teams. At that point, we will increase the number of teams to eight".
     
  5. TnHusker87

    TnHusker87 Recruit

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    Watch social media blow up tonight during the national championship game on this statement ... hope that is not more entertaining than Alabama and Clemson.
     
  6. 36Blast

    36Blast Slow Blinker

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    Was that truly written by a University President? Such gibberish. No wonder the CFP is a joke.
     
  7. Hville

    Hville Scout Team 2 Year Member

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    Why take away two good bowl games just to replace them with Clemson and Alabama beating the living crap out of two other teams in an 8 man playoff. I can't say that I totally disagree with the fans that want to go to 8 but at the same time I think too much of it is on emotion. I really can't think of any rational reason to move it to 8 if the purpose is to find a National Champion from the top teams. They have pretty much nailed it every year. Sucks that is mostly the same two teams but that's not the playoff issue.
     
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  8. Husker Country Doc

    Husker Country Doc All American 15 Year Member

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    Bama and Clemson won't be on top forever. It just feels that way.

    Where are the NCAA investigations and Pro teams sniffing around to break up these dynastys?
     
  9. Hville

    Hville Scout Team 2 Year Member

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    You would hope not. I tell you though as much as I want to believe SF can get us back its a tough climb in regards to talent and recruiting. Alabama has taken 28 recruits this year. (3) 5 star, (24) 4 star and (1) 3 star. They are averaging over 4 stars per player and almost a full star more than Nebraska. The rich just keep getting richer. I guess what we have to hope for is that Alabama can only play 22 at a time. We have to somehow get our 22 to be as good as theirs.
     
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  10. Husker Country Doc

    Husker Country Doc All American 15 Year Member

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    Sabin WILL retire, at some point. Maybe after this NC win. Go out on top.

    Swinney is his logical replacement. Clemson should stop at nothing to keep Swinney.

    Dynastys used to come a go more often, usually with the graduation of an excellent QB. Or NCAA would come down on the program. Or NFL would pluck the great NCAA HC to their ranks. It's amazing at how well Sabin has been able to keep the ball rolling through multiple QB's, players, and coordinators.
     
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  11. wcbsas

    wcbsas All Legend 15 Year Member

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    Disagree
     
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  12. alabamahusker

    alabamahusker Scout Team 15 Year Member

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    Exactly
     
  13. alabamahusker

    alabamahusker Scout Team 15 Year Member

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    That is the biggest thing for me. Saban is
    nowhere near a top 10 gameday coach imo. The quoted above is however, truly amazing
    as he is without question the best manager of the system and program.

    He knows something(s) that others clearly can’t replicate at the moment. And things that 99% of others can’t even realistically dream about.
     
  14. lincoln84

    lincoln84 Travel Squad 5 Year Member

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    4 teams work fine.
     
  15. kpaso

    kpaso Scout Team 10 Year Member

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    This game shows we should have 8.
     
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