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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: West Virginia president is in favor of being among lone no votes to kill CFP 12-team expansion

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Plus: Pac-12 does not intend to expand membership

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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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Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Logan Eggleston still hungry for that elusive NCAA championship

247Sports: The Insider: Offensive depth chart coming together

Inside Texas: Humidor: Texas defensive player expectations; Sark’s standing with high school coaches; Recruiting matters

Inside Texas: The ‘alliance’ and the Big 12

Inside Texas: The Flyover Football preseason award watch lists

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

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RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Commitment Analysis: What Texas gets in Aaron Bryant

247Sports: NickKnacks: Could Texas soon be landing a fifth defensive lineman in 2022?

247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Breaking down the last few weeks and the commitment of Aaron Bryant

247Sports: Where to find Texas commits in action this weekend

247Sports: Updates from Steve Sarkisian following Thursday’s practice

247Sports: Mike at Night: Decisions coming for Texas targets?

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Our Daily Bears: Pac-12 won’t expand now; Big 12 exploring expansion

Frogs O’ War: Pac-12: ‘No expansion at this time’

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Five big questions entering the 2021 season (Pt. 1: Offense)

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Tre Bradford reportedly departs the program

WHAT WE’RE READING

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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.
  • Texas legend Vince Young has some nice things to say about head coach Steve Sarkisian.