Florida's Machen not a fan of the BCS

February, 23, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

All those playoff proponents in college football can take solace in the fact that there's at least one high-profile president out there who doesn't like the BCS.

Florida's Bernie Machen, whose Gators have won two of the last three BCS national championships, called the current BCS format unfair in a wide-ranging Q&A that Jeremy Fowler of the Orlando Sentinel conducted with Machen recently.

In particular, Machen said the BCS system is not fair for a school like Utah, which he says could "beat a lot of SEC schools." Machen was the president at Utah before coming to Florida, and the Utes blasted Alabama last year in the Allstate Sugar Bowl to complete an undefeated season.

For a playoff to have any chance in college football, it's going to take more presidents like Machen getting on board and pushing for one. Right now, Machen is in the minority among his peers when it comes to a playoff.

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