He may not be adept at getting his conference into quality bowl matchups, but Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen suddenly is showing some serious backbone when it comes to playoff talk:
Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen, who supports bowl games and opposes a playoff system, told Sporting News Thursday his league will walk away from the BCS if the plus-one playoff model becomes a reality. [snip]
"Our presidents have no interest whatsoever in a plus-one model -- none," Hansen says. "It's a little annoying that my colleagues continue to float this idea as though it has merit. If they continue to push it, and try to push us into a corner ... "
Will the Pac-10 walk away from the BCS?
"Yes, no question."
Them's fighting words.