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Jimbo Fisher: College Football Playoff might be more chaotic than BCS

Jimbo Fisher spent quite a bit of time yesterday during his weekly news conference talking about the CFP and its predecessor, the BCS.

MONICA HERNDON | Times

Jimbo Fisher spent quite a bit of time yesterday during his weekly news conference talking about the CFP and its predecessor, the BCS.

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Just because Florida State isn't in the College Football Playoff mix doesn't mean coach Jimbo Fisher doesn't have some really interesting thoughts about it.

Fisher spent quite a bit of time yesterday during his weekly news conference talking about the CFP and its predecessor, the BCS.

"I'm going to tell you what, I'm not sure it's not in more chaos now than it was during the BCS," Fisher said.

Fisher's perspective is partially rooted from his 2014 team, which was undefeated in the regular season and seeded third in the playoff. One reason why? How the Seminoles controlled (or didn't control) those games, which often involved double-digit comebacks.

"I haven't heard game control anymore," Fisher said. "Did that one go out of the equation?...

"It's funny how this thing has flipped in so many different angles, and they way it went from game control - winning didn't matter, just you didn't control the game. Whoever controls all the games?"

"Name me a team in the country that isn't like that," Fisher continued later. "Clemson's had three or four tough wins. Louisville's had Virginia and Duke and all that. Everybody, I mean other school, Michigan, Ohio State."

Fisher seemed perplexed by the Big Ten, which could have a two-loss Penn State team in the title game over a one-loss Ohio State because of the Nittany Lions' head-to-head win.

"We're changing the criteria..." Fisher said. "They beat them head to head, but they've got two losses. That other loss doesn't count as much as that? I understand if you got one loss head to head. It's how you look. Get the four best teams. The problem is, there's no criteria, and it changes...

"It's just funny, from game control to losses don't matter to this doesn't matter. Now a conference championship matters, but it doesn't matter. Wow, fun, isn't it? It is, kind of. It is for the public, because you've got something to argue about all the time, and you all get clicks on your website. So you all can keep rolling.

"You created what you wanted."

Frankly, I'd rather have an eight-team playoff, but that's just me. Fisher said he thinks that day is coming, too, but he doesn't seem happy about it.

"I always said this: In the BCS, very rarely did they ever get it wrong when you got to the final two," Fisher said. "You're talking about four? It's been an argument every year, and this year it's going to be unbelievably chaotic how it searches out, in my opinion."

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:27pm]

    

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