BOISE -- College football fans across the nation were shocked at Tuesday's news that the long-established Bowl Championship Series (BCS), would be replaced by a four-team playoff starting in 2014.

Established in 1998, the BCS has since been a point of contention for many smaller college football programs. Some believed politics, network TV ratings, and mass marketing kept their teams from playing in a championship dominated by major schools with the ability to generate more cash for sponsors.

While Tuesday's BCS changes prompted shouts of joy from some Boise State Bronco fans, others have been left wondering what the official reaction from Boise State University might be

On Wednesday, Boise State University President Bob Kustra expressed his view on the new playoff method in a news release. Kustra called it a positive step.

Here's Kustra's full statement:

The playoff is a positive step for college football and opens the door to a new method of crowning a national champion. My concerns with the BCS always centered on access, governance and revenue distribution. We still need to learn more details about the playoff system, but I believe we are headed in the right direction.

- Bob Kustra, President, Boise State University

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