Oklahoma's Castiglione talks playoff and preserving the regular season
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione talks about college football moving forward to a playoff system, but also the importance protecting the regular season.
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“I do think people are genuine and sincere in trying to move change forward,” Castiglione told the paper. “People are willing to accept change, but how much change are they willing to accept?
“May not lead to a perfect solution. Perhaps a perfect solution is unattainable. We, all of us, the public, may just have to be OK with that for now, because it is a step in the right direction.”
Castiglione also went on to tell Tramel that no matter what model is chosen, what's important to Oklahoma and the rest of the Big 12 is preserving the importance of the regular season.
“Every Saturday matters,” Castiglione said. “The idea that when we host football games on our campuses, it's important. We don't have that in college basketball right now.
“The games need to matter in the minds of the stakeholders in college football. That's what draws television ratings and ticket-holders. That's what draws attention to the sport in general.”
Castiglione also went on to tell Tramel something that was music to my ears, saying that using a selection criteria that would include preseason rankings is "a key flaw" and that it must be addressed.
He also says that the conferences have talked about a playoff model that would exclude both the Big Ten and Pac-12 should those two conferences decide they'd rather keep their Rose Bowl tradition and not participate in a playoff.
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