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TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson Likes New Playoff Format

TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson is a fan of the new four-team college football playoff, and He joined SportsCenter to talk about the new system that will be in place for the 2014 regular season:

I like the [playoff] system, one of the things I have been a big advocate is that I did not want to loss the bowl system I think it is the one part of college football that gives back to the student athletes, Patterson said. The experience of going ... to San Diego and be a part of it for three or four days.

I also believe it gives people those people out there that want to see a true champion with a four-team playoff where you actually play it off and then you have a national championship game and go do it. It gives eveyone what they want. [...] I think it is as good an answer that we could come up with that we have had in a long time.

Patterson felt that it was the best of both worlds of a playoff and bowl system, because players that are in the semifinal games still get the same bowl experience while being part of the playoff.

The only thing that Patterson would like changed in the playoff is to expand it to six teams and give the top two teams a bye to the semifinal round.

For more news on the new college football playoff format, check out SB Nation's college football page, and for everything on TCU visit Frogs O' War.

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