The College Football Playoff expansion may have to wait a little longer.
CFP executive director Bill Hancock issued a statement on Wednesday saying the management committee met in Dallas, but playoff discussions will not continue exactly as planned in Chicago next week.
“As the committee moves forward, there remain issues to be discussed,” the statement reads. “Given the complexity of these matters, the management committee will meet again in Chicago next week to continue our discussions. As we said in June when the 12-team playoff was proposed, that was the first step in a long process. It is vital that all issues be fully explored and addressed.”
The presidents that compile the CFP Board of Managers will meet remotely but will not travel to Chicago, while the commissioners will be on-site, On3.com reports. There will not be a vote on expansion next week, and the meeting is informational.
Hancock told The Athletic that an eight-team structure came up in Wednesday’s meeting, but there is not unanimous support for the idea and he did not speculate as to whether the 12-team structure would win out.
“I’m certainly not disappointed,” Hancock told The Athletic, per Nicole Auerbach. “The process continues. We have time.”
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