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Podcast: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Year 2 of the College Football Playoff with Stewart Mandel

Before we get ready to plunge into the 2015 season, it may be important to keep in mind the lessons learned from 2014. First, do not write off a conference or team after losing a game in the first three weeks of the season. You risk looking silly in the end. Second, conference championships matter. What else did we learn from the first season under the new College Football Playoff format? Who better to ask than the author of The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the College Football Playoff?

Stewart Mandel of FOX Sports is this episode’s special guest. In this episode we take a look back on year one of the College Football Playoff to react and share lessons learned from the new system, but also to provide caution on what is to come. Each season will p[rove to offer different circumstances to evaluate in the College Football Playoff, which makes rash decisions based on year of the new postseason format unwise. Either way, disaster scenarios for the playoff are always fun to discuss, and we serve up a couple of fun scenarios for those who root for chaos in college football.

Follow Stewart Mandel on Twitter @slmandel and check out FOX Sports’ college football coverage all season long. Also be sure to take the time to check out Mandel’s podcast with Bruce Feldman, The Audible.

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About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.


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