Paul Johnson says ‘brand name’ helped Buckeyes into CFP

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The College Football Playoff was met with loads of controversy in its inaugural season in 2014 and that was without surprise. After fans endured sixteen years of controversy with the Bowl Championship Series, it was clear that nothing would really satisfy every one in terms of crowning a national champion.

According to College Spun, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson was among the many fans that felt TCU was deserving of the fourth spot in the CFP over the Buckeyes.

After watching Ohio State dominate in both games, that is hard to say now.

ESPN’s Joe Schad said via Twitter that Johnson believes Ohio State were given the spot in the final four because of their name.

Could brand play role in CFB Playoff process? “It already came into play w TCU and Ohio St. It’s fhe world we live in,” Paul Johnson said.

— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 27, 2015

I have to respectfully disagree with Johnson on this matter. I believe the Buckeyes did deserve the final spot in the Playoff over TCU. I find it very hard to believe that the Horned Frogs would have done what Ohio State did, despite how they manhandled Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl.

If Johnson’s Yellow Jackets had pulled off the upset against Florida State in the ACC title game, maybe TCU would have gotten in. Then again, you would have had a good argument for Georgia Tech to get in.

The CFP got things right in 2014, so let’s see how things go this season. Maybe Johnson and Georgia Tech can show that they deserve a spot in the title picture this year.

The Yellow Jackets open the season on September 3 when they host Alcorn State.

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