Citadel came close to FCS playoffs; so did many others

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.

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