Some significant changes could be coming to the College Football Playoff in the future. While expansion conversations have hit a bit of a snag, there’s a general consensus that, at some point, more teams will be included in a revised format.

One of the proposed ideas was a 12-team bracket with each of the Top 4 teams receiving a first-round bye. Those first-round games, then, could be played at on-campus locations across the country for higher-seeded teams.

While speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith was asked for his thoughts on Ohio State potentially hosting a game in the College Football Playoff at some point in the future.

He doesn’t necessarily think that a game in The Horseshoe in December is the best idea.

Per Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors, Smith would actually recommend playing the game indoors — potentially at Lucas Oil Stadium or another location — rather than Ohio Stadium. He believes playing in a controlled climate would be the better option.

That’s a somewhat surprising take from a B1G athletic director. Not only does that surrender full home-field advantage for Ohio State, it would potentially keep warm-weather teams from having to play in a cold environment.

Then again, playing in the bitter cold may not be an advantage to anyone — especially teams that run a pass-heavy offense.

It was an interesting comment from a B1G athletic director. As much as fans in the Midwest would love to see those warm-weather programs make the trek north in the middle of winter, not all the decision-makers are necessarily in favor of it.