Respekt? 6 ESPN writers pick Michigan to make the Playoff

Respekt? 6 ESPN writers pick Michigan to make the Playoff

Submitted by Communist Football on August 28th, 2018 at 3:05 PM

You know that Desmond Howard is picking M to win it all. But surprisingly, Howard is not alone. 5 other ESPN writers—out of 42 total—are picking M to make the CFP: Marty Smith, Dan Orlovsky, Cole Cubelic, Rod Gilmore, and Todd Blackledge.

15 writers picked Wisconsin to make the CFP; 11 picked OSU; 8 picked PSU; 3 picked MSU.

3 writers picked 2 B1G teams to make the CFP: David Hale picked Wisconsin and OSU; Tom Luginbill picked PSU and OSU; Dan Orlovsky picked M and Wisconsin.

OT: Will players eventually push an expanded playoff?

OT: Will players eventually push an expanded playoff?

Submitted by Coach Nero on December 7th, 2017 at 5:54 PM

I completely agree with Mo Hurst sitting out if the Outback if he decides to do so. But it brought a question to my mind - Will it be the players decisions in bowl games that eventually push us to an expanded playoff?

People keep saying the controversy over the 4th team in the playoff will eventually lead us to 8, but there is no incentive for the bowl people to do away with their games when they make money. 

However, If more and more players end up sitting out what are truly meaningless games, the bowl games then become even more meaningless.  The only way to keep the best players from playing might eventually be to make the games meaningful.  Would a Mo Hurst, a Christian McCaffery or a Leonard Fournette skip a playoff game with their team having a chance to play its way to a championship?