Currie supports four-team playoff

By Cole Manbeck

K-State sure could have used a four-team playoff back in 1998. The Wildcats, despite a heartbreaking loss to Texas A&M in the conference championship game, still finished third in the final BCS standings. But they weren’t selected to play in a BCS bowl, dropping all the way down to the Alamo Bowl to play an unranked Purdue team. If there had been a four-team playoff at the time, K-State would have still been afforded the opportunity to compete for the national championship.

And because of that success K-State has had on the football field, Currie sees a potential playoff as a plus for the Wildcats.

“Although I’ve always been a bowl guy, I see the wisdom in the four-team playoff and think it’s an appropriate step,” Currie said. “I believe we have to work hard to protect the integrity of our regular season and I see no reason why a four-team playoff isn’t good for K-State.

“We’re a part of the Big 12, we’ve won the Big 12 Championship, we’ve played in BCS bowl games, we’ve played in New Year’s Day bowl games. We were eighth in the BCS poll this year. So we’ve been a part of the national football championship mix. We certainly can be a part of that mix in the future. For the Big 12, it would be hard to imagine a four-team playoff not with a Big 12 team every year.”

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