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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, a member of the U.S. Army jumps into the stadium before the first half of the BCS National Championship college football game between Alabama and Notre Dame in Miami. The conference commissioners in charge of putting together the four-team playoff system that will start after the 2014 regular season will meet starting Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. At the top of their agenda: Pick three more bowls to be used in the semifinal rotation and decide on a site for the first national championship game. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2013, file photo, a member of the U.S. Army jumps into the stadium before the first half of the BCS National Championship college football game between Alabama and Notre Dame in Miami. The conference commissioners in charge of putting together the four-team playoff system that will start after the 2014 regular season will meet starting Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Pasadena, Calif. At the top of their agenda: Pick three more bowls to be used in the semifinal rotation and decide on a site for the first national championship game. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

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