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2012 SEC Meetings: Mark Richt, UGA Back Proposed Playoff Plan

The annual SEC meetings are underway in Destin, Florida with a number of items on a packed agenda. One of the biggest things in the world of college football right now is the proposed playoff and what form it might take. SEC commissioner Mike Slive reiterated his support for a format that would place the best four teams in the country in a playoff to determine the national champion.

"I'm in favor of the best four teams in the country playing for the national championship, I've been there for so long," Slive said. "I'm comfortable there. I think it does a lot more for postseason football and potentially for a lot of other conferences."

The selection of those four teams is still the cause for major debate and it isn't surprising that the SEC is going to be against any proposal that requires the participants to be conference champs which would negate any more than one SEC team making the playoff. Mark Richt stated his opinion saying that it should be the best four teams regardless of conference standing.

"We don't think it should be that you must be a conference champion to be able to play in it,"

For more on Georgia Football check out Dawg Sports. For more on the SEC and the league meetings in Destin head over to Team Speed Kills.

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