Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly lobbies for expansion of College Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff was the result of people being unhappy with the BCS system, which only allowed two teams to play for a national title.
Now, the Playoff takes the top-four teams, but many people still don’t think that’s enough, lobbying for eight to be included.
On Saturday, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly spoke in favor of an expanded Playoff, saying he would vote to expand it beyond the current four-team format:
Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly favors an expanded @CFBPlayoff: “I can tell you that there is an appetite for conversation about it … I sure am one that would register a vote on the expanding of the playoff”
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 15, 2018
That’s an interesting comment from Kelly, who has the Irish in this year’s field of four. In fact, Notre Dame is a team that would likely get into the Playoff every year with an undefeated record.
Having Kelly on board for expansion is a big deal for those who want to change, as it isn’t going to expand unless the teams and conferences that currently dominate college football decide to make a switch.