No plans for eight-team College Football Playoff

Executive director of College Football Playoff is pleased with four-team playoff in first season

College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said that his group isn't even considering more than four teams in the playoff.

Hancock said Friday there are plenty of reasons why a four-team model was picked, and nothing has changed after the first of a 12-year contract.

Larger brackets were toyed with when the playoff concept was first being put together, but Hancock said that with the four-team bracket, there was no erosion of the regular season and that the experience and tradition of the bowl games was maintained. He says it worked out "really, really well" and that his group couldn't be happier. Some things preventing an expansion: more travel for teams and fans and where extra games would be played.

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Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder have been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame. Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams of Texas and Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth were also selected to the latest Hall of Fame class of 15 players and two coaches announced Friday by the National Football Foundation.

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Texas A&M has released former starting quarterback Kenny Hill from his athletic scholarship, amid reports that Hill intends to enroll at Texas Christian.

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Alabama Birmingham plans to employ a firm to review the financial projections that led to shutting down the football program. Consultant Bill Carr's report said fielding a competitive football team would cost at least $49 million over five years.

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