I was prepared to mock this… until I thought about it for a minute.
Imagine what it might be like for a postseason format that opened the door for many more teams.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who won national titles as coach at Georgia Southern in 1999 and 2000, would prefer something closer to the I-AA playoffs.
“I would add more teams and I would make it the conference champions (get in),” Johnson said.
The number Johnson would favor is 16.
“I don’t know if it will happen or not,” he said. “I think it could be very feasible, it could be done. It’s not going to happen for a while, but it could happen.”
From Paul Johnson’s selfish perspective, that makes perfect sense. With his offense, Georgia Tech makes an ideal Cinderella and the compressed period of a playoff schedule would significantly lessen his concern over opponents having too much time to prepare defending the triple option.
If Tech snuck into a postseason field of sixteen, could it win a national title? Unlikely. Could it pull an upset or two along the way, though? Sure. Is that your idea of settling it on the field? You tell me.