Joel Klatt explains how to improve the College Football Playoff schedule
Joel Klatt has some ideas on how to improve the College Football Playoff schedule.
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For the former player turned analyst, the first order of business would be to move the Playoff closer to the end of the regular season. Klatt said he thinks the CFP should be moved to avoid the NFL playoffs, saying “We need to avoid the NFL playoffs. That is the most powerful sports entity on the planet. Why in the world compete with that?”
Klatt also believes a way to improve the schedule is to have the playoffs before the new year, and have the championship game on New Year’s Day. The analyst says that a New Year’s Day championship game is synonymous with college football. Bringing back tradition and “owning” Saturday and New Year’s Day is key to Klatt’s plan.
"We need to avoid the NFL playoffs…why in the world compete with that?"@JoelKlatt details how to improve the College Football Playoff schedule moving forward ? pic.twitter.com/8VB0BmNldu
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Moving the championship game will solve more than one issue, according to the analyst. Per Klatt, it not only helps the league avoid the NFL playoffs, but it also helps fix the college schedule and the need for an early signing day in December. He also suggests that it’ll give players more of a break between the season and decisions on entering the NFL Draft.
We’ll see how far leaders may go to implement any of Klatt’s suggestions this season.
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He is right, but he doesn’t address any of the issues surrounding that time schedule.
I’m curious how playing the NC game on the 2nd Monday night of the year competes with the NFL playoffs. UGA and TCU played on Monday night, Jan 9th and the first round of the NFL playoffs started that Sat. Jan 14th. I think it is a non-issue.
Under the 12 team playoff format the Championship game is January 20th.
The second round of the 12 team playoff would compete with the NFL playoffs, so yeah, it is an issue.