Larry Scott turned some heads earlier for the seemingly silly assertion that teams would need to be division-winners to qualify for the proposed college football playoffs. Well, that isn't quite what he meant, but close: he still wants winning your conference as a requirement -- and being a division-winner is implied. Bryan D. Fischer of CBS Sports tweeted Scott's about-face
Larry Scott wanted to clarify his remarks, he's not budging off requiring conference champions in the playoff.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) June 1, 2012
Obviously if you win your conference, you've won the division. Error on me not making that clear, he's firmly for conference champs.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) June 1, 2012
Well, that makes more sense. Not tons of sense, but more than the division-winners thing. It should still be noted that under this system, Alabama - who, you know, won and stuff last year would not have been allowed in the playoff.
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