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In today’s Fact or Fiction, I look at three big recent topics in college football and decide whether the statement is indeed FACT or if it’s FICTION.


1. The blowout win by UGA means we need an expanded playoff.

Farrell’s take: FACT

Some may argue against this because what’s the point of bringing in additional teams if the disparity at the top of so large, but to me the expanded playoff is needed for other reasons as well. Not only does it give more teams chances to play big games and win a national title but it also will allow for less opt outs and better football. And maybe TCU get exposed as a non contender early in the playoff? I know Michigan should have shown us this but maybe another team like a Clemson or USC would have before the semifinal.

Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Broderick Jones (59) and quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) and long snapper Payne Walker (right) celebrate after winning the CFP national championship game against the TCU Horned Frogs at SoFi Stadium.

Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Broderick Jones (59) and quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) and long snapper Payne Walker (right) celebrate after winning the CFP national championship game against the TCU Horned Frogs at SoFi Stadium.

2. Lincoln Riley is too loyal.

Farrell’s take: FACT

USC defensive coordinator Alex Grinch knows more than me about football. That’s not even a debate. But for Riley to retain him at USC as the same problems continue to occur as they did at Oklahoma is just stubbornness. The tackling is sub par, the schemes can be ripped apart and his defenses don’t play physical enough. This just reeks of arrogance and it will bite Riley in the butt again.

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Jan 2, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley reacts before the game against the Tulane Green Wave in the 2023 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium.

Jan 2, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; USC Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley reacts before the game against the Tulane Green Wave in the 2023 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium.

3. UGA shouldn’t be the favorite to win it all again.

Farrell’s take: FICTION

Who else could you pick? Alabama with a new QB? Ohio State in the same situation? Michigan after they showed once again they couldn’t get it done? Georgia is hands down the best team going into next season and that’s kinda scary.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart celebrates with fans after the NCAA College Football National Championship game between TCU and Georgia on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. Georgia won 65-7.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart celebrates with fans after the NCAA College Football National Championship game between TCU and Georgia on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. Georgia won 65-7.