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- Feb 3, 2012
Pat Forde!? This dude sucks…. Not forgetting his stupid hit piece on UConn athletics last summer.
-> A 12-team playoff is a good idea. It could potentially be a great idea. To get to great, something would need to give. For the sake of the players, the powers that be would have to do something they are intrinsically opposed to doing—scaling back to go bigger. Downsize the pre-playoff in order to expand the playoff.
Specifically, take one game off the schedule. Don’t steal what little time football athletes now have in December to breathe, to heal, to maybe even pursue the quaint notion of focusing on finals for a week. <-
This format will lead to what, one or two extra games for just a few schools. That’s the beauty of the 12 team format, four teams get a bye! Hello Pat?!
I’m sure 95% of the kids in position to play those extra games are going to love it. To truly play extra games it would mean winning in round one and two, not many schools are likely to do that in today’s college football.
The training is brutal - the games are the reward. The older you get the more distant you seem to be from this simple fact for the players. And if kids want to sit and preserve their health for the draft that is fine. That is why the roster is 85 and not 50. When a kid sits another one lands an opportunity.