Big Ten football media days: Kevin Warren says ‘I’m 100 percent supportive for college football playoff expansion’

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Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren not only wants to see the College Football Playoff expanded, he is confident that it will happen.

College Football Playoff  (CFP) expansion has been one of the biggest buzzwords in sports over the past few years. The current set-up of four teams has been in place since the playoff was established in 2014.

In February, it was decided that the CFP would not expand until 2026 at the earliest. It was a blow to those who wanted to see the playoff expanded to six teams (the top two teams getting a bye in the playoff’s first round) or eight teams.

The Big Ten has only won the CFP once in 2014-15. That was the first season of the CFP experience.

Speaking at the start of the Big Ten’s football media days, Warren was asked about the idea of College Football Playoff expansion.

Warren said that “I’m 100 percent supportive of College Football Playoff expansion.”

“We have meetings coming up in September and October to be able to talk about these issues. I’m 100 percent supportive for college football playoff expansion,” Warren said during his press conference.

“You know, what is that right number? We’ll figure it out. I’m confident we will get College Football Playoff expansion resolved. I still feel strongly that we need to open it up to have multiple media partners that we need to have from the college football playoff standpoint. We need to take a holistic view, we need to make sure we protect some of the critical bowl relationships. And so as we work through all these, whether it’s automatic qualifier, whatever the case may be, I’m confident as we get these new individuals in the room, get these issues on the table, that we’ll be able to reach some resolution. And again, make sure we ask ourselves the right questions for the right reasons at the right time for our student-athletes and our fans but I look forward to the day that we can expand the college football playoff and I’m confident that it will happen.”

Last season, Georgia won a battle of the SEC in the College Football Playoff championship game. The Big Ten was represented by Michigan in last year’s playoff.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire