Urban Meyer recently sat down with Gerry DiNardo of Big Ten Network to discuss an expanded College Football Playoff.

Meyer made it known that he sees an expansion of the playoff system as a positive.

“I think the exposure, the interest in the College Football Playoff is an A-plus. That is occupying that thought process of fans. If you don’t make the playoffs, players become disinterested,” said Meyer.

Meyer also pointed out that an expanded playoff would rectify the issue of players skipping bowl games.

“That’s why you’ve seen many teams lose players for bowl games. It’s not that they don’t wanna play. If I’m not in the national title hunt, I’m not playing in some second-level bowl game,” Meyer said.

Certain players opting to skip bowl games to avoid injury has been a hot topic of late. Several notable players now make the decision to skip bowl games if not in the College Football Playoff.

There are still hurdles to get across, but the 12-team playoff is officially happening by 2026 at the latest.

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