By Stewart Mandel
October 16, 2013
College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock (left) introduced Jeff Long as committee chair.
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For all of those reasons, I'd suggest trying to temper the skepticism at least a little bit and give this thing a year to see if maybe, possibly it actually works. It probably will be neither amazing nor awful, but for a public that's endured 16 years of the harebrained BCS standings, it could be a lot worse than "sound."

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