Ohio State's Urban Meyer calls BCS 'flawed system'

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(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.

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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.”

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John D. Hinckley on 11/18/2013 @ 6:05pm EDT Said:

Urban Meyer is nothing but a jerk and a cry-baby. He sure didn’t think it was a flawed system when he was at Florida and lost a game in the 2 years they played for a national championship did he. He is like a spoiled bratty child. When things go his way he is just fine but when they don’t go his way he thinks otherwise. What a disgrace!!

Bruce Cameron on 11/18/2013 @ 6:35pm EDT Said:

Yes I’m a OSU fan and yes I don’t like the BCS. Most people don’t unless you’re in Alabama.

frank blevins on 11/18/2013 @ 10:06pm EDT Said:

GOOD COMMENT Bruce Go Bucks.

Squeek Eron on 11/19/2013 @ 10:51am EDT Said:

Urban Meyer is a master of understatement.

    John D. Hinckley on 11/19/2013 @ 9:51pm EDT Said:

    Urban Meyer is nothing but a cry-baby jerk. He didn’t think the BCS was flawed when Florida played in 2 championship games when they lost a game each year. He needs to shut his face and man up. His team isn’t good enough to play for the national championship this year and he needs to face up to that fact.

hadley smith on 11/19/2013 @ 10:54am EDT Said:

Well bruce and frank, when you have won 3 nc’s in the last 4 yrs. at osu, then you’ll start liking it too…and with this new system starting next year, who knows what will happen. But I do say it’s about time they did something like this…I personally think though it should be a top 8 team playoff…