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Golden Nugz 02.07.12

I'm going to lead with Jim Delaney announcing that he is not only open to, but might be proposing a four-team playoff that is separate from the BCS bowl system.

Sources told the Tribune that a Big Ten plan would remove the top four teams from the BCS bowl pool and have semifinal games played on the college campus of the higher seed. That would do away with the facade of "neutral" sites such as New Orleans, Miami and Pasadena, Calif., and ease travel concern for fans.

The championship game then could be bid out, like the Super Bowl.

This wouldn't be my favorite plan, but a four-team playoff is light years better than the current system.

Let's get some quick links in this morning...

Most bracket projections still have the Gophers in the tournament. But we are right on the line and we are facing Wisconsin and Ohio State over the next week.