Expanded playoffs means more games and ... more injuries?
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) runs for a touchdown against Pittsburgh during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C. The College Football Playoff is considering expanding from four to 12 teams to determine its champion, reserving six spots for the highest-ranked conference champions along with at-large selections. Still at least a couple of years away, CFP expansion would get a broader pool of teams involved beyond some of the usual suspects like Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Oklahoma. It also raises the question of how many games is too many for college players who are still juggling school and facing more wear and tear on their bodies. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2014, file photo, North Dakota State's Tre Dempsey (24) and C.J. Smith (6) celebrate with teammates after a pass interception against South Dakota State during the second half of an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff game in Fargo, N.D. North Dakota State's teams routinely compete for national titles in a division where that means playing 15-plus games per season. (Joe Ahlquist/The Argus Leader via AP, File)
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney answers a question during an NCAA college football news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference media days in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Kansas State head football coach Chris Klieman answers a question from student journalists during NCAA college football Big 12 media days Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)