From the AJC:
"As far as a playoff system, there will not be one," Ohio State President Gordon Gee recently told reporters. "They will wrench a playoff system out of my cold, dead hands."
If it helps get college football a playoff, I would be glad to make that happen. **
It makes sense, though, that Ohio State would be so anti-playoff. If they actually had to earn the right to play in the championship game, they'd never get within sniffing distance of it again. Bring on Youngstown State and Akron!
(Kudos to UGA's Michael Adams for taking a surprising stand on all of this, even if it comes off as a capitulating "please don't hate me" political move).
** Yes, that means I would kill him. To get a playoff system. I'm serious about this shit.
11:39 a.m. update: I'm a whore. A filthy whore. Because after years of trashing Michael Adams, I am ready to sit on his lap and cover his cheeks with kisses while calling him "grandpapa," with each "pa" accented like a little German girl would. In advocating an 8-game college football playoff, he goes out of his way to make a not-so-subtle stab at the Rose Bowl: "If one of those bowls chooses not to participate (in a playoff), another game could be found to fill the void." Oh, President Adams, I've always loved you so.