Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips told reporters on a conference call Friday that the league is aligned in opposing expansion of the College Football Playoff. Phillips cited questions over player safety from an increased number of games an expanded playoff would bring in addition questions to Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) and NCAA governance in explaining the league's stance on expansion, according to reports.
"The membership of the ACC is very much aligned in its position that now is not the time to expand the college football playoff," Phillips said, via Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel. Phillips also called for "a 365-day holistic review of college football" before any playoff expansion should occur and that all coaches were "unanimous" that now is not the time for expansion, according to reporters on the call.
"The ACC prefers to immediately focus and collaborate with our colleagues to reinvent the NCAA," Phillips added, according to ESPN's Andrea Adelson. "Collectively, we have much larger issues facing us than whether to expand the CFP early by two years."