Huesman favors more in playoffs

photo UTC head coach Russ Huesman speaks to his players at the end of the Chattanooga Mocs' second practice of the 2011-12 school year early Friday morning.

When the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs were expanded from 16 to 20 teams in 2010, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga coach Russ Huesman wasn't in favor of the change.

"I didn't think it would work," he said Friday.

Huesman was concerned about the added round of games, which forced the final into January, and the possibility that the field might be diluted.

As it turned out, despite the Mocs missing out on the playoffs, Huesman said he liked the new format. He also is in favor of expanding the field again.