Jim Delany: College Football Playoff Expansion Isn’t ‘Imminent’

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Former Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany doesn’t think the college football playoff field will be expanding anytime soon.

Ever since the field expanded to four teams from two, people have been demanding it grow to eight. It’s what the fans want, and it’s probably what’ll eventually happen. However, one of the most powerful men in all of sports doesn’t think you should bank on it happening in the near future. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)


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Delany, who just finished up his decades-long reign of the Big 10, recently told Rece Davis that an expansion to eight isn’t “imminent.”

You can watch his full comments below.

I really wish Delany hadn’t crushed my spirit like this. If he’s saying it’s not close, then it’s simply not close.

There’s nobody, and I mean nobody, who would know better than he would. Again, we’re not talking about some random analyst or commentator giving their opinion.

We’re talking about the man who ran the B1G for decades.


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It’s truly a shame because I think I speak for college football fans everywhere when I say we all want expansion.

There’s a problem when an undefeated UCF team gets left out, and then proceeds to beat Auburn in a bowl game. That’s a major issue.

Hopefully, we get it sooner than later, but I’m not holding my breath at this point.