OU's Bob Stoops says he's on board for college football playoff

BY JAKE TROTTER Published: November 5, 2008
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NORMAN — If Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had his way, college football would have a playoff.

"I’ve come full circle,” Stoops said Tuesday. "I’m for it.”

OU competes in the Big 12 South, the toughest division in college football. Four teams, including the Sooners, are ranked in the BCS Top 10.

Undefeated Penn State, meanwhile, has only two opponents currently ranked in the BCS Top 25, and none in the Top 10, which makes Penn State’s road to the BCS national title easier than OU’s.

Stoops said a playoff would level the playing field for schools with more difficult schedules against schools with softer competition.

"With the differences in non-conference scheduling, some people have some difficult games, some people don’t,” Stoops said. "And some conferences don’t have a championship game, others do.”

Stoops, however, isn’t optimistic about a playoff happening anytime soon.

"That’s something I still see, timing-wise, with the schedule and number of games, it’s going to be difficult to put together,” he said. "Whether we’ll ever get to it or not, I don’t know.”


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