Musings at the mid-week:

* Well, Bill Snyder is coming back for another season.

* To which, Snyder would say, “Nothing really surprises me.’’

* Least of all him hanging on to coach football at Kansas State.

* No doubt, a fan base beleaguered by the uncertainty regarding just how long Snyder intends to stick around wants clarity.

* Will they get it, however?

* If K-State adequately addresses openings on defense, the 2018 outlook looks bright.

* There is, however, competition to resolve at quarterback.

* Or do Skylar Thompson and Alex Delton share the duties?

* So what ticks you off most about postseason in college football?

* Only four teams get selected for the playoffs?

* Or, an undefeated FBS team gets left out of that four-team mix?

* Some howling could be heard, and read, after Central Florida capped an unbeaten run by downing Auburn in the Peach Bowl.

* Auburn lost to UCF, but against the two CFP finalists the Tigers beat Alabama and split with Georgia.

* The semifinal wins were SEC atonement for Auburn’s early afternoon loss, which happened about the time many viewers wanted New Year’s Day aspirin to kick in.

* Those who want an eight-team playoff, preferably with room for a Group of Five entrant with proper credentials, such as UCF this season, must understand something.

* Bowls reflect tradition and possess clout.

* They employ some of the world’s best lobbyists.

* Their hospitality influences football power brokers, athletic administrators, coaches, players and media.

* Yes, I have enjoyed a bowl experience or two.

* I also agree with Snyder when he relates how the bowl system factored into K-State’s football reclamation.

* An expanded playoff works best with a mid-December round of quarterfinal games.

* Think Granddaddy wants to move his Rose Bowl off Jan. 1 to fit into the revised playoff structure?

* Another option would be to prolong college football into mid-January.

* That, however, would produce more scheduling conflicts with the NFL.

* And, drag out the college season.

* An eight-team playoff, however, is a fairer system.

* Especially if the champions of all Power 5 conferences get in automatically.

* If a team has a Heisman Trophy quarterback involved in an OT, make sure he attempts a pass.

* Oklahoma ran the football all three plays it executed in its first overtime against Georgia.

* Baker Mayfield did not appear that ill.

* Despite its 5-2 bowl record, the Big 12 could have used a CFP victory to boost credibility.

* Maybe it needed to add UCF during that worthless exploration into expansion.

* The league would have moved into the fertile football ground that is Florida.

* Sorry, but I am not ready to declare Nebraska is back just because Scott Frost is the new coach.

* I do, however, understand the enthusiasm and lean toward Frost succeeding.

* Nebraska’s definition of success, however, will be interesting.

* I like that Frost took a parting shot at the CFP committee for its stance on UCF.

* Within that room, programs considered to be elite will receive preference.

* It could even be considered part of the human element.

* Dear ESPN: Do not schedule college basketball the same day as the CFP semifinals.

* If you need the programming, create another platform to go with the CFP games.

* Anyone take actual aspirin anymore?