On this edition of the MVFC First & Goal podcast, Kelly Burke interviews Missouri State Athletic Director Kyle Moats about his role on the FCS Playoff Committee and process for deciding the 24-team FCS playoff field. Moats shares the FCS selection criteria, seeding process, the behind the scenes of evaluating teams from the start of the season to the final weekend, and the amount of games he watches. The pair discuss the balance of fighting for Valley football teams while being fair to other conferences, whether the final weekend of the regular season affects a bubble team, and the possibility of the Valley getting 5 teams into the postseason. Moats explains how the FCS playoff committee is emphasizing transparency, the learning curve for a first year committee member, on Frisco being a good home for the FCS title game, and what the national championship game being moved to ABC means for the state of FCS football. Burke & Moats also discuss his 11 years as athletic director in Springfield, on what fans don’t see behind the scenes with Missouri State football, the Lady Bears Sweet 16 run, the process for finding & hiring coaches, and his straightforward approach to leadership.