Mark Richt explains why a school soccer playoff with 32 groups would make sense
Adam Spencer | 1 minute ago
There has been a lot of buzz lately with the expansion of the College Football Playoffs and it seems like the momentum is building to add more teams to the current 4-school format.
Many support an expansion to 8 teams. Others like 6 teams, 12 teams, 16 teams, or any other type of extension.
During Monday’s The Paul Finebaum Show, former Georgia and Miami coach Mark Richt shared his thoughts on expansion. He made an interesting point about a 32-team playoff that may help current bowl games (over 247Sports):
“Here’s the thing. You’ve got everyone to opt out of bowl games now, and I know COVID was a big part of that. But I think Pandora’s box has been opened,” Richt said think a lot more kids are going to sign out of bowls, and you might see more teams signing out of bowl games, so when people say, ‘These games don’t matter in the postseason other than the four (playoff) teams Or you go to 32 teams and every game is a playoff game, but the bowl system handles those games bowls can still survive. ”But now any game would make sense because it’s part of a playoff. That’s a big part of that Games, but that may be what it takes to make the postseason work again. “
Will Richt’s idea be realized? We’ll see what happens to the playoffs in the years to come.