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Danny White on 12-team playoff he helped create: “This is huge for UCF!” | Commentary

He watched from the bleachers a few days ago as the baseball team at his new program, the Tennessee Volunteers, advanced to the College World Series for the first time in 16 years. And he watched from afar as coaches, administrators and fans at his old program, the UCF Knights, celebrated the news that the College Football Playoff will likely be expanded to 12 teams — a groundbreaking development that White himself was instrumental in making happen.

If White, UCF’s former athletics director, isn’t the father of the likely new 12-team playoff, he is at least the annoying kid brother of the proposed expanded field — the stubbon, steadfast squirt who bugged and badgered, heckled and harassed his older siblings in the Power 5 into finally acquiescing and saying, “OK, OK, if we let you come play with us, will you please just shut up?