Dabo Swinney on the Playoffs: ‘I Think the BCS Got It Right‘

By D.J. Byrnes on December 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with the 2016 ACC championship trophy.

College football killed off the Bowl Championship Series, the mysterious group of computers used in ancient times to decipher the top two teams in America at the end of the regular season, in 2014—and not a moment too soon.

Two years later and on the verge of a third playoff, the country is in tact as Americans still watch regular season football. Even Bill Hancock, who once penned a USA TODAY op-ed defending the BCS, now overlords over the system he said would ruin the sport.

But it turns out there is at least one person who yearns for "the way things used to be," and that man's name is Dabo Swinney.

In Swinney's defense: It's easier to win a national championship without having to go through Ohio State and Alabama or a team that beat Alabama.

But falling in love with computers is a dangerous game, because they can't love you back. Under the old system, Dabo's Orange Bowl bid wouldn't come with a chance to play for a national title.

Would getting jumped over by a non-conference champion like Ohio State have swayed his opinion? We will never know.

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