John Swofford, who is also the Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference told lawmakers that a switch to a playoff system would threaten the existence of established bowl games.
Swofford, reading from a prepared statement said sponsorship and TV dollars that currently go to bowl games would be re-directed to playoff games making it tougher for non-playoff bowls to survive.
Of course this is nothing new with regards to efforts from smaller schools to improve their chances of getting to play for the national title. Utah's perfect season in 2008 is just the latest storyline to inspire sympathetic politicos to try to pressure the big boys of college football to open up their system.
Chances are nothing comes from any of this, even though the President has indicated his desire to see some sort of playoff. Still, it's a topic that seemingly will never go away.
BCS Defended on Capital Hill
Fightin Gators Top Stories
Gators will get several back for Outback BowlThe Florida Gators have limped into the close of the season, literally. Four straight games of multiple injuries that have kept starters out took its toll on the Gators as they…
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 10:55 PM
Franz Beard's Thoughts of the Day; Dec. 5A few thoughts to jump start your Monday morning...
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 10:01 PM
Gators Pursuing Florida State QB Pledge?James Blackman is not a stranger to Florida. The Florida State quarterback pledge has been to UF's campus before, but is there more now to their relationship?
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 4:40 PM
Next step starts todayI will be the first to tell you that it is a true accomplishment to get to the SEC Championship Game as the winner of the Eastern division. But the real goal is to be the SEC…
Fightin GatorsYesterday at 1:14 PM