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UCF AD Danny White wants ESPN to help fix ‘broken’ College Football Playoff model

Central Florida athletic director Danny White is once again taking shots at college football's power structure. 

In a tweeted statement Sunday night, White — whose school extended its winning streak to an FBS-best 20 games with a 37-10 win over East Carolina on Saturday — was critical of an ESPN College GameDay segment discussing UCF's accomplishments. He used that criticism as a springboard to advocate for change to the current College Football Playoff structure. 

"College football is the only sport in America that is not settled on the field — we need to fix that!" White wrote. 

"I heard our winning streak was met with a comment of 'who cares!' What? Sports should be all about wins and losses and not the brand on a jersey." 

White went on: "College Football has become a subjective popularity contest. The Knights represent all of the teams who – for reasons of history, geography or politics — are left out of the club. These factors will not define our bright future. Our student-athletes don't want anything given to them … they just want a chance." 

White ended his statement with a direct call to action, saying "The American Athletic Conference partners with ESPN. As such, we hope to work with you as partners to fix a broken model. 

"Will you join us?"

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