This article contains quotes from a couple coaches, Urban Meyer and Lloyd Carr in particular, who think a playoff is required to crown a national champion on the field, which is what I have been saying all along. However, Jim Tressel, whose Ohio State team is 12-0 and scratched out a 3 point win at home over Michigan, has to chime in with his opinion...
"With a 12-game season, it would be next to impossible to have a 16-team playoff," he said Sunday. "We'll continually improve the system. As you look at it over the past few years, it has gotten better and better."
Let's look at that statement in both of it's assanine parts.
First..."With a 12-game season, it would be next to impossible to have a 16-team playoff." WHY? Because your team is unbeaten this year and has no worries? Jim, to have a couple teams play 16 games, 2 more play 15, 4 more play 14 and 8 more play 13 games would be no big deal. I don't care how you spin it, a 16 team playoff is the only way to fix college football. Teams like Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, LSU, USC, ete. could easily play 16 games. Don't tell me about schoolwork, because the christmas break is long enough to play the whole playoff...and they are playing the championship game on the 8th this year anyway.
Second..."We'll continually improve the system. As you look at it over the past few years, it has gotten better and better." Are you kidding me? Yeah right, Jimmy-boy, Jim-bo, Jimmy crack corn and I don't care. Tell that to Auburn. Last year was lucky that only 2 teams ended up unbeaten. 2 years ago, Auburn got the shaft. This year, it was Michigan. So how is it getting better? Because one time in the last 4 years, two teams ended up unbeaten? What about the joke that was the 2003 College Football season?
Jim...shut the #$#%$# up.