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Obama Honors BCS Champs, Repeats Call For Playoff

This morning we speculated about whether President Obama might make mention his call for a college football playoff even as he honored the Florida Gators, winners of the BCS title game. Sure enough, he did:

Now, last point I would make. I don't want to stir up controversy. You guys are the national champions -- I'm not backing off the fact we need a playoff system. But I have every confidence that you guys could have beat anybody else. And so we'll see how that plays itself out.
He then joked about the East Room getting quiet. "But you know, I'm one of those politicians -- I don't just tell you what you want to hear, I tell you what you need to hear," he added.