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Obama Renews Calls for College Football Playoffs

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    President-elect Barack Obama says he still thinks there needs to be a playoff system for determining the college football champion.

    WASHINGTON  — President-elect Barack Obama says he still thinks there needs to be a playoff system for determining the country's college football champion.

    Obama, asked what he thought about Florida's 24-14 victory Thursday night over Oklahoma in the BCS championship game, congratulated the Gators and said he'd sent a message to a friend whose son plays for the team.

    At the same time, he said, "If I'm Utah, or if I'm USC or if I'm Texas, I might still have some quibbles."

    Obama said, "That's why we need a playoff."