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Asked If An SEC Team Should Be In The BCS Title Game, USC’s Spurrier Pushes 8-Team Playoff

Steve Spurrier has always been in favor of a college football playoff.  His preferred system: eight teams, seven games.

So it should be no surprise that South Carolina’s head coach went down that road yesterday when asked if a one-loss SEC team should play in this year’s BCS title game:


“I have tremendous respect for playoffs.  If you have eight teams going at it, then all of those undefeateds and some of those with one loss would have a shot at going at it, but that’s not the way we do college football.  So you accept the fact of the way we do it and whoever plays in the last game, one of those two has got a chance to win it all.”


Actually both teams in the final game would have a chance to win it all, but you get the coach’s drift.

The BCS commissioners continue to work out the details of football’s new four-team playoff and six-bowl rotation of semifinal games that will begin after the 2014 season.



Doesn't 6 bowls seem to indicate an 8 team playoff down the road? Think about it . . . 4 bowls for the first round, 2 bowls for semifinals, and one championship game bid out. It would be easy to convert to an 8 team playoff down the road.

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