Mike Leach Wants The College Football Playoff To Expand To 64 Teams

Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach had a galaxy brain take Wednesday during SEC Media Days.

Leach was asked about the College Football Playoff expanding to 12 teams, and he doesn’t think a dozen teams is enough. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

According to Brett McMurphy, the eccentric coach told the media, “12 teams is a huge step in right direction. Personally, I would like to see 64 (team playoff).”

Mike Leach on expanded playoff: “12 teams is a huge step in right direction. Personally, I would like to see 64 (team playoff).”

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 21, 2021

There are bold takes, there are crazy takes and then there are takes like this one from Leach. Galaxy brain is probably the best way to describe it, but I might be underselling the situation.

He wants a playoff field consisting of 64 teams! He wants college football to become March Madness. It’s an amazing idea to think about.

A 64-team playoff would literally be about half the teams in college football. At that point, why even play the regular season?

We might as well jump right into the postseason.

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