West Virginia Mountaineers president E. Gordon Gee was, at one time, in favor of a 12-team College Football Playoff expansion plan. Now, according to a recent interview with the university’s school paper, he is not.
“I am on the College Football Playoff Board of Directors and I was a strong advocate for the 12-team playoff,” Gee reportedly said. “I am now no longer because I think with this changing environment, we want to keep it very narrow and keep it so there is a lot of opportunity to reconfigure what we’re doing in athletics.”
It is a perplexing move for Gee, especially given the fact that the Mountaineers would have to walk themselves out into a dark pasture one night and strike a deal with the devil if they were to ever even get remotely close to qualifying for the current four-team CFP model.
But on the other hand, thanks to Gee’s recent comments, West Virginia is now the most relevant the program has been since the last time Geno Smith took a snap under center.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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Inside Texas: The ‘alliance’ and the Big 12
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ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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247Sports: Mike at Night: Decisions coming for Texas targets?
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- The Pac-12 says they’re not looking into conference expansion at this time.
Pac-12 statement on expansion: pic.twitter.com/FRmwq4ddcb— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) August 26, 2021
- Texas legend Vince Young has some nice things to say about head coach Steve Sarkisian.