(AP) The Bowl Championship Series has been good to Urban Meyer.
He led two Florida teams to national championships under the format in the 2006 and 2008 seasons. Each time the Gators lost a game in the regular season, but still played for the BCS title.
But now that he’s the head coach at Ohio State, and his unbeaten team could be on its way to being boxed out of the national title race, he’s looking differently at the how major college football determines which teams play for the championship.
“Without spending much time on it, because it’s not fair for our team to do that, I will say this: I think it’s a flawed system,” Meyer said Monday when asked about the BCS.
There was a time, Meyer said, when the BCS filled a need in college football. After years of criticism and outright hatred of the BCS, it will fall by the wayside after this season and will be replaced by a four-team playoff in 2014.
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“When you logically think about it, what the BCS people have done, which obviously we’re all part of it, I think it was great for a while,” he said. “I think it took an imperfect system and did the best you can without a playoff.”