Paul Finebaum Reacts To Possible College Football Playoff Expansion

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There was great news this week with the possibility that there will finally be College Football Playoff expansion.

According to a recent report by Pete Thamel, there is consideration to expand the playoff field from four teams to twelve. The increased number of playoff teams took some by surprise, including college football insider Paul Finebaum.

Finebaum was discussing the potential expansion on Wednesday’s episode of Get Up on ESPN.

“Well, I’m still shocked Greeny when I heard this story the other day,” Finebaum said, as transcribed by The Spun. “You have to remember the people who run college football are still using flip phones. They haven’t heard about the iPhone 1, or 12 or 15. The idea that these people who have been steadfastly defending the four  as if there’s no other possibilities, suddenly to go to 12 is one of the biggest shocks in the history of college sports.

“I think they’re going to do it. I think they’re tired of fighting the status quo. They know what everyone is saying. They can’t really give you a justification why they would go from four to 12, but they’re going to do it because there’s a lot of money at stake and it’s time to change the narrative of college football.”

College football teams have long clamored for playoff expansion, so it will be interesting to see if and how a change was implemented.

For fans of Group of Five teams like Coastal Carolina, it would be a welcomed improvement to the system.

What do you think of the field potentially expanding to 12 teams? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

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