Clemson coach Dabo Swinney thinks the current model of college football is unsustainable and he sees big changes in the sport’s future.
Swinney said Friday that he envisions some kind of Power Five breakaway split in the future, leading to the “complete collapse” of the NCAA.
“I think there is going to be a complete boom…especially in football, and there has to be,” said Swinney. told ESPN’s Chris Low. “I think eventually there will be some sort of breakdown and another split. Right now, you have everyone on a team, and it’s not feasible. Alabama has different problems than Middle Tennessee, but we’re trying to make them all the same and it’s not. I think you will have 40 or 50 teams and a commissioner and here are the rules. “
Swinney isn’t the only one who believes the future of college athletics hinges on Power Five conferences and a possible breakaway. A famous college basketball coach urged top schools to do the same in terms of basketball.
On the other hand, other prominent names in college athletics think that some kind of secession is very unlikely. The logic behind that stance makes sense. Swinney is also right, however, The current system has big problems need to solve.