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College Football Playoffs: Georgia's Michael Adams Favors Eight-Team Model

From a conversation with SI.com's Andy Staples as a part of a SI series in which nine FBS presidents gave their stances on playoffs and such, Georgia's Michael Adams on college football playoffs:

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Adams: I'm exactly where I was when I proposed it in '08. I'd like to see an eight-team playoff. I'd like the four principal bowls to be matched without regard for geography. If the coaches want to seed it or whatever, that's OK by me. Then I'd like the final four and then two to play. There is growing sentiment to do something. Now whether the commissioners will land on a four-team or an eight-team sort of depends on which one of them you ask, but I just don't think you can continue to ignore the fans who pay the bill for all of this. I also think the NCAA is the best group to run it. It's the best thing for the students. We do it in every other sport. It's what the kids themselves come to college to play for. All of that, together, is somewhat impacted by all the conference realignment and the changing attitudes in the Big Ten and Pac-12. With Larry [Scott] and Jim Delany and Mike Slive all saying let's find a solution, I think something will happen. I don't know what form exactly it will take.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.