Not buying Jack
Notre Dame athletics director's comments about playoff ringing hollow
Updated: July 2, 2012, 8:31 AM ETBy Greg Katz | WeAreSC.com
LOS ANGELES -- Remember the line uttered by Al Pacino in The Godfather Part III when he says, "Every time I try to get out, they pull me back in?" That's how I am starting to feel regarding the 'no-more-than-four expansion until 2025' rationale presented by Notre Dame athletic director and BCS committee member Jack Swarbrick. I thought I had already written my quota about limiting the number of playoff teams to four until I read some of the recent justifications by Swarbrick for stonewalling any consideration for expanding beyond the four-team seeded playoff until the recently agreed-to contract runs out.
So why do you think we suddenly have harmony in the first place for a college football final four playoff? Hasn't this concept been shot down annually for over two generations?
Matt Cashore/US PresswireJack Swarbrick's comments about academics and concussions as reason for only a four-team playoff don't seem to add up.
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