Gus Malzahn and UCF optimistic about possible 12-team College Football Playoff field
A "re-energized" Gus Malzahn already felt like he was taking over UCF's football program at the perfect time, and then the news dropped last week that the College Football Playoff was likely expanding from four to 12 teams.
"This expansion benefits us as much as anybody in college football," Malzahn told ESPN. "It's a game-changer, no doubt. Strategically, when I first got the job, it was, 'How do we get into the playoff with just four teams?' Well, we just felt like we had to schedule a top-10 team, which is hard for us, and then you've got to beat them and run the table in your conference.