B1G commissioner Kevin Warren discusses College Football Playoff expansion
Talks of College Football Playoff expansion have hit an unexpected speedbump.
During the summer, it sounded like a foregone conclusion that college football was shifting to a 12-team format, allowing for a more inclusive and exciting product for the years ahead. Since the SEC has added Texas and Oklahoma — and subsequent conference realignment situations have surfaced — the conversation has cooled.
Now, there are no guarantees that the field will expand. B1G commissioner Kevin Warren had a few things to say about the situation during the FOX Big Noon Kickoff pregame show on Saturday morning.
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“I’m for expansion but I’m for it at the right time for the right reasons and gather all the information. This is a big decision and it’s important that we go through this process in a methodical manner, take all the information in,” Warren said. “But the most important thing is that we keep the student-athletes at the center of our discussion. So, we’re working through it, we had productive meetings last week, we have meetings Tuesday. I’m looking forward to talking expansion.”
There is now rush to change the 4-team format, especially with all that is changing in college football. It’ll be interesting to see how quickly change will come to the College Football Playoff.
Below is the full clip from the pregame show:
Playoff Expansion & a future game at Lambeau 👀@KevinFWarren and Barry Alvarez stop by the #BigNoonKickoff set outside of Soldier Field (Sponsored by @Allstate #AllstateGoodHands) pic.twitter.com/KofBo5U48H
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 25, 2021