And just like that, it seems as though College Football Playoff expansion is off the table.

In the summer months of 2021, it appeared that the sport was moving towards an expanded format. Talks about a 12-team field, which included the top four squads earning a bye and would prove to be a more inclusive tournament were becoming more prominent.

On Friday, ACC commissioner Jim Phillips struck down the idea that Playoff expansion would be happening anytime soon, though. With four years remaining under the current contract of the four-team system, the former Northwestern athletic director said now is not the time to be discussing it.

Below are some of Phillips’ most notable comments while meeting with reporters on Friday regarding the College Football Playoff: