The college football season gets underway in less than one week, and this season, the journey to the national championship will be a little different with the implementation of the four-team College Football Playoff. Now while most people are satisfied with this, there are still some detractors out there that had no problem with the old system.
Legendary Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden is one of those detractors.
In a recent interview with Ohio.com, Bowden expressed his displeasure with the Playoff, noting that he thought everything was fine to begin with, pairing the top two teams against one another.
“I always thought they got one and two right. Really people don’t care about three and four,” he said. “It’s going to give more teams an opportunity to play for the national championship, but I like it the way it was. I’m not sure it’s going to work. Maybe it will turn out better.”
The of course, like many have pointed out that would like maybe an eight-team format, there could be a team left out at the no. 5 spot that maybe deserves a chance to get in.
“Now No. 5 is really upset. No. 5 says we should have been in that dadgum top four,” he said. “That’s what three said. You get the same debate going on down the line.”
As with anything that’s new, only time will tell whether or not the system will work. But you would expect Bowden to be in favor of the old system. Florida State was in the first three BCS National Championship Games under Bowden’s watch, and in two of those instances, they were in with a one-loss record.