That's the point of Dennis Dodd's column. I understand what he's saying and with a 4 team playoff there will only be slots for 4 teams instead of 10 under the current BCS structure. However, even if it's only a 4 team playoff, it is still progress. I don't think anyone would opt for the BCS over a 4 team playoff.
WIth the offer, he said that Boise State is at the top of his list. He's also expected to receive an offer from West Virginia and it would most likely be between the 2 schools. Check out some highlights here.
TCU seems to not remember or refuse to remember that they agreed to join the Big East and then renege. Now they don't want to pay their $5 million exit fee. This is such a TCU thing to do.