A president raised the idea, and now the President-elect of these United States has endorsed it — an eight-team playoff to determine the champion of college football. Barack Obama said Sunday on “60 Minutes” he’d work to implement one, and Michael Adams said hooray.
“I was watching the interview,” Adams said Wednesday. “What he said was identical to what I said last January.”
The University of Georgia president outlined his proposal in the AJC 10 1/2 months ago. Adams was hoping to use his influence to spark debate within the NCAA. Later that month his fellow presidents evinced little support, and the grand plan fizzled. But the American presidency, as has been noted, makes a bully pulpit.