Washington State coach Mike Leach wants an expanded college football playoff. Not just eight teams or 16 teams or 32 teams. He wants 64, and he has it all figured out.
Of course, this kind of talk was inevitable the moment the NCAA approved the decision to adopt the four-team playoff, but a lot of that discussion has been around a much more modest amount of playoff participants.
On Monday while speaking to reporters, Leach laid out his thoughts about the issue during a 10-minute rant.
This topic is on the coach’s mind more prominently right now given the fact that his Cougars (6-0) are ranked No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll and fresh off a 33-10 win at Oregon.
Here’s the full segment of Leach’s rant about the playoff system.
Leach says he prefers 64 teams but wants 16 at a minimum.
He argues that the local youth football club as well as high school associations in states such as Florida, Texas and California know perfectly well how to organize a playoff with a large number of teams.
Leach also references lower divisions in college football and the NFL. One of the points Leach made was how “stupid” it is for college football to basically give the NFL the month of December.
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