I just had to laugh at this one. The Big10 is exploring a four team playoff for college football after squashing it a few years ago. The bolding is my emphasis. :laugh: Now the fans are loud and clear? Where have these guys been the last few years? College football fans, by a large margin, have been very vocal for years, very much loud and clear, in wanting a playoff. But, when the precious TV money is threatened by low ratings, that's when the AD's get together and say they have to change things. Lagging ticket sales (plus TV ratings, which means TV money) are going to be driving changes in college football, not concerns about "playing too deep into January". It's not as if we needed another example of what really drives college football, but we got it nonetheless. It has nothing to do with what fans want, or concerns about the "student-athlete", but has everything to do with the color green.