For those of you who want to believe that playoff expansion will have little or no effect on college football, please consider the following tidbits:
- Gary Pinkel thinks that if Notre Dame wants to play in the postseason, it should be made to join a conference first.
- Bob Bowlsby admits that if the Big 12 gets shut out of the playoffs for the second season in a row, it would have to reconsider its current 10-school, round robin, no championship game approach to the regular season.
- John Swofford’s perfect world has an eight-team college football playoff in it.
- And while we’re on the subject of perfect worlds, here’s Hugh Freeze’s version: “Let’s only play 11 games, no league title game & have 8 playoff teams”
And that’s just what’s dropped in the last day or so. Give ’em time, folks. They’re just getting warmed up.
Now, granted, these people don’t have any real power, like conference commissioners…er, wait… Aw, the hell, with this – we’re going to see the postseason expand until TV doesn’t want to pay any more. Get used to the idea.
And if you think it’s gonna stop at eight, I have some marvelous investment opportunities I’d love to discuss with you.