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Monson: College football’s playoff needs more change

A four-team tournament will only invite more controversy.

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And that should be the top priority for football, too. Get the champions of the best leagues from regions around the country into the playoff, along with a couple of at-large teams. If candidates, after that, are left out, it’s more difficult to feel sorry for them.

Just four spots will stir trouble, with the same biases that kept the BCS in place for so long still cluttering the picture.

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Here’s the thing, though: More change will come. Revolutionaries and lunatics will once again blend into the mainstream. Or is it the other way around?

College football’s playoff will grow in time from four teams to eight — too bad it didn’t happen straight from the jump — and maybe even to 16. It’s going to happen, just like the playoff was always going to happen.

When it finally does, everyone will look back and wonder what took so long for everything to be different and everything to be changed.

GORDON MONSON hosts "The Big Show" weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on 1280 and 960 AM The Zone. Twitter: @GordonMonson.

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