Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney criticized the college football playoff extension plan on Tuesday.
The CFP is expected to grow to 12 teams in the coming years, which would include the six top-ranked conference champions as well as six general nominations. But the plan does not appear to have universal favor in college football.
“Our team isn’t for that. They don’t want to play more games. And to be honest with you, I don’t know if there are 12 good enough teams,” Swinney said, according to ESPN. “So you’re going to play more games just to play more games. And I think the more you extend it, the less important the season becomes.”
Swinney added that he was not a fan of the original four-team playoff pitch, noting that he preferred the previous BCS system.
“I knew when he got to four it was all going to be a playoff issue, and when he got to 12 it would be more of a playoff issue, but it’s inevitable,” Swinney said. “Some people will say, ‘Well, you made the playoffs. If we can go in with four, we’re going to go in with 12. “Our odds aren’t going to go down, so that’s not about that.
Clemson was one of the most successful programs of the college football playoff era. The Tigers have won six consecutive CFP appearances before 2021, including a pair of national championships. Clemson and Alabama are the only two schools to hold multiple national titles since the college football playoffs began in 2014.
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