Legendary Coach Speaks at Hall of Fame Luncheon

Hall of Fame Coach and current Executive Director of the American Football Coaches Association Grant Teaff was the keynote speaker this afternoon at the Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series.

Teaff, who coached at Baylor for 21 years, gave a moving speech that discussed everything from the current state of college football to the impact his grandchildren have on the speeches he gives.

Teaff explained how he became a head coach, inspired by his high school coaches at a young age and determined to make a difference on the sidelines because he knew he didn't have the talent to make a major impact on the field.

He also discussed the challenges coaches face in today's generation that he didn't face as a coach years ago.

Among the more interesting topics was Teaff's stance on a playoff system in college football. He emphasized the importance of Bowl games and what they can mean to a team, its school and its fans. He said that while the current BCS system isn't perfect, a playoff system would not be perfect either.

Teaff believes that the "Plus 1" model is the best fit. The "Plus 1" Model takes the current BCS system and adds an additional game at the end of the season between the winners of the top two games.


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