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CFP will consider moving semifinal games off New Year's Eve

The College Football Playoff is considering moving future semifinals off New Year's Eve after television ratings for last season's games plunged.

Executive director Bill Hancock told reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, that the conference commissioners who make up the playoff management committee are open to changing future schedules, starting in 2019 when the semifinals are scheduled for New Year's Eve, and are exploring options.

"Our goal is to find the best day when the most people can watch the games," Hancock said Wednesday.

It was a very different message from Hancock than the one he initially delivered after ESPN's...