Urban Meyer Suggests Uniformed Scheduling Across College Football


Urban Meyer Suggests Uniformed Scheduling Across College Football

Urban Meyer Suggests Uniformed Scheduling Across College Football

Former UF and Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer has suggested that the current college football playoff system is "failed" and could potentially be fixed with a uniform scheduling system.

“It’s failed system right now,” Meyer said, via 247Sports “It’s good and I think it’s done a good job. However, the No. 1 issue is uniform scheduling. Some team’s conferences (such as the Big Ten) are playing nine games, some eight. Some teams never go on the road, some teams play weak schedules. And then you hear things about subjectivity, like the look test. And my head wants to pop off my shoulder when I hear that — like, who is equipped to make that decision? What are you looking at? Do you understand, when you play a great team on the road — LSU goes to Texas to play (Sept. 7 and the Tigers win 45-38 at the Longhorns’ home field in Week 2) — that’s much more difficult than playing at home when you’re picked to win by 55 points.”

“I’ve been on the other side,” Meyer said. “That’s not safe for the players, playing that game. What are you doing? Don’t do that. And I’m not saying don’t ever schedule an FCS opponent, but don’t get rewarded for it. If you get rewarded for a look test, it’s not because you put up 350 yards against a team that’s not very good. Uniform scheduling, play a Power Five home-and-home, and whether you go four-team or eight-team, I think the subjectivity is going to be minimized because you’re playing a similar schedule."