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BCS commissioners reach consensus, propose 4-team college football playoff

Bowl Championship Series commissioners have proposed a model four-team seeded playoff that will be presented to university presidents sometime next week for approval, according to the Associated Press.

A consensus, according to the report, was reached Wednesday after commissioners spent four hours working to figure out how to structure the first playoff in college football history.

Specifics concerning the actual playoff model, though, are limited, as the BCS commissioners were hesitant to share details before discussing them with university presidents, according to the report.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott told the Associated Press “the two semifinals would be worked into the existing major bowls.”

Ohio State’s department of athletics did not immediately respond The Lantern‘s request for comment from first-year coach Urban Meyer, who has said he is not in favor of abandoning the bowl system.

At a press conference in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on May 16, Meyer said the past decade’s setup has been “ideal” for college football.

“I’ll probably get in trouble for saying this,” Meyer said. “I think the ideal setup is what’s happened in the last decade of football. I think we’ve had a true national champion.”

Similarly, OSU President E. Gordon Gee said in a February interview with The Lantern that he was still against the notion of a playoff in college football, but lightened his stance on the matter.

“I’m very much on record of being opposed to a playoff system,” Gee said. “Saying that, one of the things you have to do at my age, you have to understand that the world is changing around you, so therefore you have to take a look and see what the possibilities are … I want to think about it.”

OSU representatives did not immediately respond to The Lantern‘s request for a comment.

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