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Let’s take a trip to the Portal

College football free agency is here! With this being the first year of the NCAA “transfer portal”, we have already seen players move from even the biggest and most successful schools this past year. We saw Jalen Hurts leave Alabama and go to Oklahoma. We’ve seen Kelly Bryant go from Clemson and head to Mizzou. Jacob Eason moved from Georgia to head to Washington.

So how long will this last? How will the NCAA change the rules after this year? Well thus far, the portal seems like a great asset for the players because they have the choice to transfer as many times as they want in order to find the right team for them. I’m sure as time goes on, the NCAA will change the rules to the limit the number of times a player can transfer throughout their career.

For the time being, let’s enjoy the portal!

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Should the College Football Playoffs expand to 8 Teams?

For the past 5 years, we have had the college football playoffs. These playoffs only consist of 4 teams. With that being said, should they go from 4 to 8 teams? Many, many people have this opinion. Let’s look at a few pros and cons of this system.

Pros:

-More opportunities for other teams to win a championship.

Having 8 teams gives more teams a chance to win a championship. That gives teams who are currently on the border of getting in (this year Ohio State & Georgia) a chance to prove that they are the best team in the country. Without only 4 teams available, it seems that there is some type of controversy with the #4th and final spot. Moving from 4 to 8 teams help to eliminate this issue.

-More college football games.

If you love college football, why wouldn’t you love this?! More games equals more fun. With the playoff system expanding to 8 , we are more likely to see more exciting games

Cons:

-More percentage of players getting injured and/or electing not play.

With more games comes the chance of more players getting injured. This could effect how the playoffs turn out depending on the players injured. With that being said, we see an upward trend of players electing not to play in order to risk injury for the NFL draft. We will see as time moves forward how players will approach these decisions.

-Less likely to be effective.

To be 100% honest, the college world is dominated by two teams: Alabama and Clemson. These two teams are simply better than everyone else based on talent and depth. There are two teams are kind of close: (Georgia and Oklahoma, and maybe Ohio State) can challenge the top two, but that’s about it. I’m not sure if expanding the playoff to 8 teams would really change the outcome that we have seen the past few years.

Andddd there you have it. Here are our pro’s and cons of expanding the college football playoffs. What do you guys think?