SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) –  Florida State took home the BCS Championship trophy in a wild 34-31 victory over Auburn Monday night.

“There’s so much speed in college football,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “I can see why guys can come in and play (in the NFL) right away. They’re playing the same game now. They all have that pistol, and spread ’em out and throw the ball, and running some kind of lead draw or maybe a little read option. And high schools are playing that. So when a guy comes to the pros, he’s been playing that type of football for eight years.”

Candidates who hope to score one of the vacant NFL head coaching jobs have to be prepared for a big challenge, Madden said.

“You have to have a plan for taking over a team that hasn’t been successful because you’re probably not going to get a successful team. If a team wins and they’re in the playoffs and the Super Bowl and all that stuff, they don’t need a new head coach. So if you’re going to be a new head coach, you’re probably going to take over a bad team.”

Some are better than others, John said, noting for example that the Cleveland Browns have a lot of the ingredients for future success. (6:50)

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM. And catch John’s extra report at 9:15 am Mondays and Fridays on KCBS during the NFL season.


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