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The BCS also has become a target for politicians with constituents who feel the system has slighted their team.

That was the case with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, after Utah went undefeated in 2008 and did not get a chance to play for the national title. Utah’s attorney general is considering an antitrust suit against the BCS and last month met with Justice Department officials to discuss a possible federal investigation.

Meanwhile, the University of Utah is leaving the Mountain West after this school year to join the Pac-10.

“All I’m saying is if you think you can continue to pressure the system and it will just naturally provide more and more and more, I don’t think that’s an assumption our presidents, our ADs, our football coaches and our commissioners are necessarily going to agree with,” Delany said during the discussion. “I’m just saying we’ve got fatigue of defending a system that’s under a lot of pressure.”