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Published October 21, 2011
ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT A PLAYOFF: ESPN's Michael Wilbon noted the Mountain West Conference is proposing a 16-team playoff system “that would generate $700 million annually for college football, several ticks more than the $180 million" the BCS generated last season. Wilbon asked, "Don’t you think this proposal has some merit?” ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser said, “The Mountain West isn’t looking for a bigger piece of the pie. The Mountain West is looking for a piece of the pie. That’s why they’re going for 16 teams, because 16 teams they know they’re going to get in.” Kornheiser said the non-BCS conferences "are really scrambling around because they see the future as four big 16-team conferences” (“PTI,” ESPN, 10/20).