Nebraska AD Bill Moos supports 8-team CFB Playoff
Add Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos to the list of advocates pushing to expand the College Football Playoff.
Per Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald, Moos is one of the many who believes an eight-team field would be better suited for college football. But the Huskers’ AD doesn’t necessarily think it should be the best teams that earn a bid.
Moos wants each of the Power Five conference champions to earn a bid — regardless of record — and the first round games should be played at on-campus stadiums. That idea has become more popular over the last month.
Nebraska AD Bill Moos on @OWHBottomLine advocates for a 8-team playoff that features the five Power 5 Conference champions regardless of record, with the first round of games to be played on campuses. #huskers
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) January 18, 2019
Moos joins Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, B1G commissioner Jim Delany and Big XII commissioner Bob Bowlsby as supporters of an expanded playoff. While the argument is gaining steam, there likely won’t be much change for quite some time.
This year’s College Football Playoff field might’ve been the most controversial, with Ohio State, Georgia and Oklahoma all making strong cases. The Sooners ultimately got the final bid in the four-team field.
In the end, it didn’t really matter. Clemson obliterated both Notre Dame and Alabama to claim its second national title in three seasons. Expanding the field would’ve been absolutely pointless this season.
But as more big names in college football begin advocating for a larger field, the more serious it will be taken. Moos just adds to a list of important figures hoping change comes to the playoff format.