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Inside Read: Good and bad of playoff, Georgia's Gurley picks up new sport

August 19, 2014
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As recently as 2007, former Ohio State president Gordon Gee declared, “They’ll have to wrench a playoff system from my cold, dead hands.” But as we head into the 2014 season, the debut of the four-team College Football Playoff epitomizes how much the sport has evolved in the past decade.

The playoff arrived thanks to two definitive on-field turning points that suggest it will inevitably expand beyond its current four-team format. The first came when Auburn was left out of the national title game after going undefeated in 2004, formally beginning SEC commissioner Mike Slive’s quest to bring a four-team playoff to college football.

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