How Mike Leach compared the Kentucky Derby upset to College Football Playoff expansion

Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach watches as players warm up before the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game against Texas Tech Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn.

Mark Humphrey, Associated Press

Mike Leach — the enigmatic BYU grad who is now the head coach of the Mississippi State Bulldogs football program — has never been too shy about sharing his thoughts and opinions, and late Saturday night, he took to Twitter to make a comparison between the Kentucky Derby earlier in the day and the College Football Playoff.

Referencing the upset victory from long shot Rich Strike, Leach wrote, “That horse winning the Kentucky Derby today, is good example of why an expanded college football playoff is needed. That horse hadn’t won all the races leading up, but it got its chance and that’s what happened.”

That horse winning the Kentucky Derby today, is good example of why an expanded college football playoff is needed. That horse hadn’t won all the races leading up, but it got its chance and that’s what happened.

— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) May 8, 2022

Rich Strike had entered Saturday with a 1-0-3 record and having only been put in the Derby field on Friday after Ethereal Road scratched.

The victory from 80-1 odds was the second-biggest upset in Derby history and the biggest since all the way back in 1913.

While many in the college football world are in favor of expanding the CFP to eight or 12 teams from the current number …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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