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Jenni Carlson: Not holding my breath on a college football playoff

by Jenni Carlson Modified: January 12, 2011 at 11:39 am •  Published: January 12, 2011
The Oklahoman sports columnist Jenni Carlson answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at

On an eventual college football playoff:

I am hopeful that there will come a day when there's a playoff in college football, but I'm not holding my breath about it either. I suspect that day is a ways off, but as our man Berry Tramel wrote today, there's a growing body of reasons why a playoff is needed. The latest is having kids who are kicking $12 million field goals. The NCAA doesn't like that kind of thing, and it might be something that moves them to action.

On the OU and OSU men's basketball teams' play in conference:

OU is going to struggle. That home loss to Texas A&M was evidence of that. The Sooners weren't really even in that game. The Aggies are decent, but for the Sooners to be so non-competitive at home? That's not a good sign.
OSU is in a good spot, especially after that home win against K-State. The Cowboys knew they had a great opportunity against a Curtis Kelly-less team and they took advantage of it. Chat Recap: Jenni Carlson

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by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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