The Citadel was seriously considered for one of 10 at-large berths in the 20-team FCS playoffs, said the selection committee chairman. Problem is, so were a lot of other teams.
“Everyone said it was the deepest field they’d seen in years,” said chairman Charlie Cobb, athletic director at Appalachian State. “There was a lot of parity, a lot of teams that looked like each other. It was difficult.