Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on BCS: 'I think it's a flawed system'

By Chip Patterson | Staff Writer

Urban Meyer, winner of two BCS titles, criticized the BCS system on Monday. (USATSI)
Urban Meyer, winner of two BCS titles, criticized the BCS system on Monday. (USATSI)

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has plenty of reasons to campaign against the BCS system, as computer rankings and strength of schedule could be two aspects that keep the Buckeyes from playing for a BCS title.

When prodded on the topic Monday, Meyer gave a brief criticism of the system but was sure to point out that controversy is not going away anytime soon.

"Without spending much time on it, because it's not fair to our team for me to spend much time on it, I will say this -- I think it's a flawed system," Meyer said Monday via ESPN.com. "But when you logically think about what the BCS people have done, and which obviously we're all part of, I think it was great for a while. I think you take an imperfect system and you do the best you can without hosting a playoff.

"I imagine there's going to be controversy with the playoffs too, now. It's not a 64-team playoff; you can only have four guys. What's that fifth team going to feel like?"

Ohio State will host Indiana then travel to Michigan for the regular season finale on Nov. 30. One more win locks up a place in the Big Ten title game, and if the Buckeyes finish that stretch 13-0 it still might not be enough to play for the BCS title if Alabama and Florida State finish undefeated as well.

But as Meyer pointed out, even a playoff (which would likely include Ohio State and Baylor if it started tomorrow) won't solve the issue of a team feeling snubbed by the process.

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