Sonny Dykes insists Mike Leach briefly convinced him to be in favor of 64-team playoff
Sonny Dykes has long been a proponent for an expanded playoff, and it seems he got his wish with the CFP expanding to 12 teams in 2024-25.
He isn’t on the extreme side of things, though. Dykes recalled a story from when he was with Mike Leach, admitting the iconic HC convinced him the sport was good for a 64-team playoff for “about a 6-hour period.
Dykes eventually came to his senses and responded “Mike, we can’t play 2 games a week.”
TCU’s Sonny Dykes said he’s in favor of expanded playoff & admits “there was probably a 6-hour period where Mike Leach had convinced me we were good for a 64-team playoff. Then I woke up next day & talked my way out of it. … I told him, ‘Mike, we can’t play 2 games a week’ “
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 3, 2023
Yeah, that’s precisely the type of take we’d expect Leach to have.
Mississippi State went out on a high note to end the season, earning a 19-10 ReliaQuest Bowl win over Illinois. Dykes and TCU take on Georgia in the National Championship game Monday at 7:30 p.m. EST.