New Washington State head coach Mike Leach would like to have a 64-team playoff for college football. That was the most interesting nugget to come out of Lisa Horne's article on Leach.
Here's Leach on college football playoffs:
"The minimum should be 16 teams,’’ he said. “I think 32 is better than 16, but I think 64 would be ideal," he started to explain to me, without taking a breath.
"You could cut the regular season down to 10 games, but guarantee everybody 12 games. In the end, the champion would play 16 games."
He didn't hesitate to call concerns about limiting study time for student athletes "a bunch of foolishness." He's right to point out other teams play more games than football and their seasons don't seem to care about the student part of student-athlete.
About this playoff, as much as I like Leach for the entertainment factor, 64 teams making the postseason in football is too many. There's no way that half of the teams in college football are deserving of making the postseason which is why I think there's already too many bowls rewarding a 6-6 or 7-5 season.