Urban Meyer is ecstatic about his Ohio State Buckeyes being in the college football playoffs, but he’s concerned about the NFL like length of the season now.
Meyer addressed his concerns during a media session on Tuesday.
“It used to be 11 games and a bowl game. Now it’s 12, plus this and (with conference title games) you’re talking about 14, 15 games. That is getting very NFL-ish,” Meyer said. “We’ve been very leery of it, and there is a part of me that’s concerned about the wear and tear on the student-athlete. But watching the players, they’re having the time of their life. I don’t feel like there’s fatigue, I don’t feel like there is anyone whatsoever who doesn’t want to be part of this. I think it’s great for college football, but I think it’s something we all need to consistently monitor. I know we have very closely, because the wear and tear on the student-athlete is real. It’s never been like this. This is the first time in college football history.”
Meyer is simply arguing semantics. What he should have said is that you’ll play an NFL type schedule if you want to win a national title. Of the 128 FBS teams, nearly half were done after the 12-game regular season schedule.