Clemson Football Coach Dabo Swinney Comes Out Against College Football Playoff Expansion

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney didn’t sound like a fan of expanding the college football playoff at all with some recent comments.

“Everyone wants to expand these playoffs. We’ve had a playoff since September. Every game has been a playoff game to get to this point,” the national championship winning coach told the media Sunday.


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“Win the closer.”

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I understand what Swinney is saying. Every game is important and should be important. However, when it comes to expansion, I don’t agree with his feelings here. In fact, I don’t even agree with him a little bit.

I’m all for expanding to eight teams. Give me five automatic bids from the Power Five conferences for their respective champions and then figure out a way to get three at-large bids. (RELATED: Who Will Win The College Football National Championship? One Team Is A Heavy Favorite)

It’s not that difficult at all. It’s not like it’s going to really have any impact on Clemson anyways. Swinney’s squad owns the ACC.


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Expansion isn’t about the actual teams in the playoff. It’s about the fans. The fans want more games and more action.

Swinney’s guys will still be there, it doesn’t hurt them at all and it only makes the product that much better.

I really am a gigantic fan of Swinney’s work, but I just can’t agree with him on this one. I don’t even agree with his thoughts a little bit.

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