Clemson Earl coach Dabo Swinney and his Tigers as opponents Expand the playoffs proposal, This will include six top conference champions and six ordinary bidders.The 14-year-old Clemson coach said the same thing in an interview Sports meeting, Lists countless reasons against him. All in all, it boils down to the main points:
“(The players) don’t want to play more games,” Swinney said. “To be honest, I don’t think 12 teams are good enough.”
Indeed, the proposed model can create a 17-game season for a team that participates in the league championship and has a seed lower than fourth. However, assuming Clemson continues to win the playoff bid as the previous four-the Tigers did this every year in the playoffs, minus the 2014 season-then the new model will only be for Swinney and The company brings an extra game. The new model may also ensure that any Clemson team that loses one or two games enters the playoffs.
His second point can be better defended. At this point, do you prefer the exclusivity of the four-team playoffs instead of ensuring that every playoff-level team can enter the playoffs, risking including The risk of potential low-quality participants will become a controversy.
Swinney added that extending the playoffs will result in worse regular season performance-which is different from NFL teams choosing not to play star players because they are guaranteed to enter the playoffs.
“So you have to play more games to play more games, I think the more you expand, the less important this season.
“Oh, why are you playing Trevor (Lawrence) in this game in the playoffs? You are already in.”
This is not the first time Swinney has opposed the playoffs. When college football left the Bowl Championship series behind and turned to support the four-team mode, he said the same; Clemson has never played a national championship in BCS mode, but played in the current mode. He has entered 6 playoffs, 4 championship positions and won two national championships.
“I’m not suitable for the fourth team (playoffs),” he told The Athletic. “I will always do it right… I like college games, I like it, when it’s important to be in the top 25, top 15, top 10, and winning the bowl game, I like it it.