Bryan Harsin supports College Football Playoff expansion, believes it will happen
Bryan Harsin’s goal is to be the coach that finally leads Auburn to the College Football Playoff.
Naturally, if the field expands, that’s only going to make that goal easier for Harsin to achieve during his time on The Plains.
While he didn’t cite that as a reason for his support for expansion, Auburn’s coach shared the following response when asked about the speculation that the College Football Playoff would be expanding in the years to come.
“That’s been a topic of conversation for a while now, and I would support that,” Harsin answered during a recent appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show. “I think ultimately, it’ll head that direction. And I’ve said this before; I’ve always felt like any team that has won all their games should have a chance to play for at all.”
The one caveat Harsin added after sharing his support for an expansion to the Playoff, the Auburn coach wants to ensure that the players that get an opportunity to compete for a national title are given the ability to have a break after such a grueling season.
“Whether that’s a four-game, six-game, eight-game model, whatever that model is, as long as it stays within the time frame where our student-athletes have a chance when the season ends there’s a break, there’s also going to be a little bit of time where they have a chance to just decompress.
“And so I always think that’s the balance there. How much does that season lead into to the next school semester and the work that you’re going to do? We are kinda doing that now with the championship game, but I think we’ve headed in that direction at some point. But it’s going to continue to be a conversation.”