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Major Update On Potential College Football Playoff Expansion

Dabo Swinney, Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly with the College Football Playoff trophy.

ATLANTA, GA - December 6: Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban, Oklahoma Head Coach Lincoln Riley, Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney and Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly pose with the National Championship Trophy at the College Football Playoff Semifinal Head Coaches News Conference on December 6, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Talk of the College Football Playoff expanding has reached a new level this year and it appears that the discussion is only going to continue.

We now have one of the most-powerful figures in the sport calling for a "conversation" about College Football Playoff expansion.

The Big Ten's commissioner, Jim Delany, says it's time to start talking about it.

"The Big Ten would be happy to discuss structure issues with colleagues. It's probably a good idea," he told The Athletic.

The fact that one of the biggest figures in the sport is now publicly calling for a discussion for expansion is a good sign. "The Big Ten commish is one of the most powerful people in college sports. Jim Delany saying on the record that it's "a good idea" to talk about expanding the CFP is a big deal," Bruce Feldman tweeted.

Hopefully they end up doing more than just talking about expanding the playoff, but this is a good start.