Mike Leach wants a 64-team playoff

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
While there's been a lot of support for a playoff in college football coming from people in power lately, something tells me that Mike Leach's idea for a college football playoff is never going to fly.

You ever look at college basketball's tournament and wonder what it would be like if college football took its top 64 teams and did the same thing? Yeah, well so has Mike Leach. Only Leach thinks the college football should really do it. Every season.

"The minimum should be 16 teams,'' Leach told Fox Sports' Lisa Horne. “I think 32 is better than 16, but I think 64 would be ideal.

"You could cut the regular season down to 10 games, but guarantee everybody 12 games. In the end, the champion would play 16 games."

But what about school?

"That's a bunch of foolishness. Basketball players go to school, volleyball players go to school, baseball players go to school and they play a lot more games than football [players do]."

Now, even as somebody who has supported the idea of a playoff in college football for just about my entire adult life, there's nothing I can do but laugh at the idea of a 64-team playoff in college football. There's already enough uproar over the idea of a 6-6 team qualifying for a bowl game, I can only imagine what people would say when 5-5 teams, or maybe 4-6 teams, qualified for a playoff.

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