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Husker Max Asked by Husker Max
1/18/2015

Should the college football playoff be expanded?

68%
Yes WINNER

22

32%
No

6

68%
Yes

22 Comments
Jay Johnsen
9
Jay Johnsen

I hate to say it, because FCS schools make some good coin from playing FBS schools which boosts their universities, but I'd rather cut out those games, shorten the out of conference schedules, and have an eight team playoff. Teams such as Mich St, Baylor, TCU, and a Pac 12 or SEC school would've made an extremely intriguing playoff scenario. It's my personal suggestion, but it certainly doesn't make it right by any means.

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Bart Burroughs
3
Bart Burroughs

I think 8 teams would be just about right. more than that and the season is too long. 8 adds a maximum of 3 extra games and would be more comprehensive. #9 will complain but no system is perfect anyway.

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Stephen Johnson
1
Stephen Johnson

Let's expand it to 121 teams and call it the regular season. Then set up bowl games like they did in 1990.

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Dan Lofquist
1
Dan Lofquist

I think it should be 6 teams. The teams that are ranked 1 and 2 should get a first round bye 3 plays 6 4 plays 5. The lower winning team plays 1 just like the NFL.

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Nathan Turner
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Nathan Turner

The arguments against include those whining outside the top 8 will be the same as those whining about being outside the top 4: that's false...nobody in #9 and above will cry for a long long time. Second argument is playing another game dampens the student-athlete mantra and the crowd support at different games, making the bowls completely useless...false, this is has been a great bowl season and much excitement...and come on, using the student athlete as an excuse? they'll be fine.

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Gearld Wolff
1
Gearld Wolff

Six teams- Power 5 champion and highest ranked non-Power 5 CHAMPION. #1 and #2 get byes. #3 plays #6, #4 plays #5 the week before Christmas. Winners play #1 and #2 New Years Day. Winners play as currently set. Forces Big 12 to title game.

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Rizeabuv Yorzelf
1
Rizeabuv Yorzelf

8 teams should do the trick. I think the Baylor's & TCUs of the world had a legitimate shot.

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Eric Farris
0
Eric Farris

no more excuses with 8.

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Kevin Sasse
0
Kevin Sasse

4 is nice, 6 is better, and 8 is the sweet spot. Collapse FBS down to 8 conferences that designate 1 champion who represents the conference. No polls, no computers, just Ws and Ls!

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Todd Meedel
0
Todd Meedel

Because it is fair, plus based on the football playoffs this year awesome football, and champs will be decided on the field, not in a meeting room.

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Brad Bredenkamp
0
Brad Bredenkamp

Should go to 6 or 8, but not until the Big XII gets a conf championship game to get on the same footing as the other 4 power conferences.

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Sean Fluharty
0
Sean Fluharty

I think 8 teams would be the perfect number.

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Michael Mahoney
0
Michael Mahoney

Less controversy with eight team field.

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Landy Schwiesow
0
Landy Schwiesow

16 teams. Whoever has the moxie to pull off 4 games deserves to be the champion.

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Dan Cubrich
0
Dan Cubrich

A couple more teams added to the playoff would make college football more exciting.

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Shane Clayton
0
Shane Clayton

Should be top 8. If ever other division in college football can have a real playoff system, why not Division 1?

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Tony Gage
0
Tony Gage

Because it's the only fair way to run a National Title Tournament. 5 auto bids from power conferences and 3 at large picks.

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Christian Bengel
0
Christian Bengel

It will boost competition levels and would further legitimize the eventual champion. Everyone knew Florida State would fold under stiff competition, but by virtue of their record, they made the cut. What if Oregon had played a more consistent team? I guess an argument could be made either way. A championship team performs under pressure regardless of opponent and record.

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32%
No

6 Comments
Andrew Grimes
5
Andrew Grimes

Too many games. Since all games count towards records, most achievements by good players will be overshadowed by those who played more games. For example: OJ Simpson rushed for 2003 yards in 14 games, but Eric Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards in 16 games and is considered the all-time single season record holder.

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Matthew J. Meyer
2
Matthew J. Meyer

If you're not 4the you can't possibly argue you're first. More teams tells you who's the best playoff team, not the best Team.

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John Nielsen
2
John Nielsen

These young men are amateurs. Most of them will never sign a professional contract. A playoff exposes them to too much risk and it makes the regular season meaningless.

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 Jim Jones
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Jim Jones

while I was wavering, for me it came down to the "too many games already"...four seems right and has just the right amount of hype!

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Patrick Pickett
1
Patrick Pickett

I never want to see a 2-loss team play for a National Championship!

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HardcoreHusker
1
HardcoreHusker

last 2 teams will have to play 16 games, too much chance of injury, finals, getting healthy for seniors going to combines

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Nathan Turner
Nathan Turner

Not if they all give up playing the FCS schools.

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

Do you see the Huskers beating the point spread against Oklahoma this weekend?

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7

The Illinois game really shook me

9

I'll take the points and the Huskers

7 Comments
John Jordan
0
John Jordan

OU is susceptible to the long passing game. NU pulls out some stops on offense. D keeps it close. OU by 3.

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James Key
0
James Key

Im breaking out my 30yr old Number 7 jersey. Huskers by 7

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Matt Seiler
0
Matt Seiler

Spencer is a guy who’s easily rattled (get it?) and figures to throw a few picks if pressured. I still think we lose but Huskers can move the ball through the air and force a few TOs to keep this game within 14. Small chance they even pull out the W

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Mark Wane
0
Mark Wane

I watched the Tulane game and I think Buffalo is a good team that the D shutdown. Plus I went to school in the 90’s and want us so badly to step up on National tv. We are due!! Skers

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Mick Hanson
0
Mick Hanson

I drink all the Kool-aid, why not?

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Bob Berg
0
Bob Berg

Sooner's lose one game mid-season. Why not this one. Hopefully no one showed the Sooner team what Frost and company did to them in '96 and '97. We should play well for 3 quarters then their top guys may take over.

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The Illinois game really shook me

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It's likely at some point in the game we'll be down a score or two. Does this team have the mental toughness to fight and mount a comeback or will they fold? I just don't think the team has that kind of confidence in themselves yet.

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Ryan Moss
0
Ryan Moss

I can’t believe Nebraska fans have fallen so far that they discuss if they can’t beat the spread and not if they can beat OU.

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Terry Busch
0
Terry Busch

they have talent everywhere. We have a tiny bit of talent. It's a talent landslide.

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Sporty361
0
Sporty361

No way! IL lost big to an unrated Virginia team. Sooners will do whatever they want to do regarding score. Tired of us ‘rebuilding’ when we can’t beat teams that out recruit us every year. Don’t those teams have to rebuild? Simply put we are either terrible recruiters or terrible developers.

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Larry Smith
0
Larry Smith

Big REd is playing well below the Sooner's level. I just hope they can keep it at the 21 points and not get buried in a ten td avalanche.

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Steve Walker
0
Steve Walker

They are still playing pretty bad. Offensive line is still not blowing anyone off the ball. Defense is still not getting a pass rush. Secondary is not as good as advertised. Hopefully there will be improvement.

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USMC Sully
0
USMC Sully

we have been down this road too many times to think otherwise

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Wade Williams
0
Wade Williams

We are not there yet. We put too much pressure on an improving defense. If NU could some how score 40 they might have a chance at the end of the game but....I'll call it 48-27 OU.

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Matt Seiler
Matt Seiler

I believe that means they beat the spread

Bryan Petersen
0
Bryan Petersen

Offensive line had yet to show we can run the ball between the tackles

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Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

Are you concerned about the investigation into the Husker's use of analysts and off-campus workouts?

No, it's just a distraction

2

Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

1

No, it's just a distraction

2 Comments
Darrell Bailey
0
Darrell Bailey

Lots of teams are doing the exact same thing. Make everyone else accountable before just punishing the Huskers.

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Randy Weitzenkamp
0
Randy Weitzenkamp

It's just a distraction, but it is the last thing we need right now. The timing of this news is extremely suspicious. Focus on taking care of business on the field and this will be ancient history in a month .

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Yes, it indicates questionable judgement

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Ryan Moss
0
Ryan Moss

Frost is doing everything he can to try to get this program going again. That even means blatantly cheating and trying to cover up his cheating. This isn’t an oopsie, it’s desperation. Same with trying to run away from the OU game. He knows he’s in trouble and he just cost himself his buyout.

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