Bill Hancock, the Executive Director of the Bowl Championship Series, issued the following statement in response to the Justice Department's Office of Legislative Affairs Letter to Senator Hatch:
"This letter is nothing new and if the Justice Department thought there was a case to be made, they likely would have made it already. There is much less to this letter than meets the eye. The White House knows that with all the serious issues facing the country, the last thing they should do is increase the deficit by spending money to investigate how the college football playoffs are played. With all due respect to Senator Hatch, he is overstating this importance of the letter he received from the Office of Legislative Affairs."