Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney Says He’s Not In Favor Of Expanding The Playoff

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Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney doesn’t want the playoff to expand.

According to Brett McMurphy, the two-time national champion told the media Friday that he’s not in favor of the playoff expanding to more than four teams. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

It shouldn’t surprise us that Dabo, who plays Ohio State in the semi-finals, doesn’t want the playoff to expand at all.

The Clemson Tigers have dominated under the current format. Only a fool would want to change something that is working out so well for them.

He’s won two titles in the past three years under the current model.


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Having said that, I think I speak for college football fans everywhere when I say we all want it to expand. Four teams is a great start, but it’s not where it needs to be.

There are just too many debates about teams getting left out. Remember when UCF went undefeated in back-to-back seasons, and got left out?

Yeah, we simply can’t let that happen again.

Take the Power Five conference champions, two at-large bids and then the highest ranked Group of Five team if they can get into the top 12 or 15. If not, just make it another third at-large bid.

This isn’t hard to figure out. While I respect the hell out of Swinney. I disagree with him here.