Is it possible for a Mountain West team to reach the college football playoffs under its current format? Colorado State coach Steve Adazzio doesn’t like the odds.
“It’s going to be tough,” Addazio said. “That’s why I’m a supporter of change.”
Addazio jumped in cfp extension debate During a virtual news conference for Mountain West Football Media Days on Wednesday. He did not attend the Las Vegas annual event in person due to an unspecified “family affair” in Fort Collins. But Addazio spent almost an hour talking with local media on various topics to preview the upcoming season.
To widen the CFB area, Addazio can predict that no Group of Five team has reached the top-four since the BCS was relegated. But Adagio added: “I will feel the same way, no matter where I am.”
He then explained why giving 12 teams a title shot would benefit college football.
“Better opportunity is good for everyone. I think it gets stale when the same four teams are in the playoff structure every year,” Adazzio said. “It will create another level of excitement. I am for it. But I am also for the bowl structure. So, I think the ability to weave the two together is key.”
A notable opponent of playoff expansion Clemson’s head coach Dabo Swinney. The Tigers have reached the CFP with two national titles in six consecutive seasons.
“Our team is not for this,” Swine recently told reporters. “They don’t want to play any more games. And to be honest, I don’t know if 12 teams are good enough.”
Transfer issues. Three members of CSU’s 2021 signing class have registered their names on the transfer portal – CB Lathan Adams (DeSoto, Texas), QB Chance Harris (Clovis, NM) and QB Luke McAllister (Palmer Ridge). none listed CSU’s updated summer roster.
McCallister, a three-star prospect, threw for 4,514 yards and 53 touchdowns for a decorated Colorado prep career. he is now Committed to playing at Hutchison Community College.
Addazio did not give a reason for the departure of any of the players. However, in an era of unprecedented transfer movement within college football, he is not surprised.
“It’s a new world,” Addazio said. “Right now with the transfer portal, people want to move elsewhere for various reasons. That’s great. You want them to be happy. … wishing you all the very best whatever their reasons may be.”
zero change. College football players are cashing in after the NCAA dropped its rules against athletes who benefit from endorsement deals. Alabama coach Nick Saban recently said that Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young already has close to $1 million in revenue.
“You know it’s all recruitment, right?” Addazio said in response for news reports. “Like: ‘Guys in our program, they earn this amount.'”
Addazio began his critique of the NIL changes with a broad statement: “I am for the children who have the opportunity. I certainly wouldn’t want to deny that opportunity to anyone.”
But he takes issue with the potential “unintended consequences” from allowing college football to become a free market.
“I think it can really create unequal levels of football,” Addazio said. “In some places, as we are just starting to see, in my opinion, this can lead to a very unhealthy environment – how much money and why it is changing hands. … I would suspect that this would lead to college The structure of football may change. But I don’t know. There are a lot of unknowns here.
“Where does it end?”