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New BCS chief defends system

Updated: January 7, 2010, 3:42 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The new BCS executive director officially began his tenure Thursday by saying the often-criticized postseason represents a consensus among the 120 schools that play major college football.

Bill Hancock said a playoff at college football's highest level would lead to more injuries, conflict with final exams, kill the bowl system and diminish the importance of the regular season.

"I know this is not completely popular, but I believe in it," Hancock told reporters ...

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