PHOENIX — The Big 12 has tapped the brakes on the conference championship game talk.
Last week, Commissioner Bob Bowlsby strongly suggested the league would move toward bringing back its football championship to improve its chances of putting a team in the College Football Playoff.
After meeting with coaches and athletic directors Tuesday, Bowlsby says he does not sense the conference is headed toward a title game.
"We all believe one year is not a long enough trial to draw any conclusions," he said.
The Big 12 is the only Big Five conference without a title game. Last season, co-champions TCU and Baylor were left out of the College Football Playoff after finishing behind Ohio State, which surged into the semifinals with 59-0 victory in the Big Ten title game against Wisconsin.