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President-Elect Obama repeats call for a playoff

and says Texas should be in it.  It's the very last question of a long interview, so scroll to the end if you use the links.

HARWOOD: Last question. Florida plays Oklahoma tomorrow in the, what's widely regarded as the national championship game. You've talked about the need for a college football playoff. Do you think Utah, which finished undefeated by defeating Alabama, has a good a claim as either of those schools to be the national champion?

President-elect OBAMA: I think Utah has a pretty good claim. They're undefeated. And Florida and Oklahoma both are well...(unintelligible). I think USC, which had a great Rose Bowl, beat Penn State pretty badly. They've got a pretty good claim to being number one. Florida and Oklahoma, I think, both have a claim. Texas, at this point, has got to feel like, `Well, we did OK, too.' I think--I think a football playoff system makes sense. I've spoken about this quite a bit, and I think if you look at knowledgeable sports fans, they agree with me.

Video:

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/01/07/us/politics/1194837537502/interview-obama-on-the-economy.html

Transcript:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/us/politics/07text-harwood.html?pagewanted=all

 

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