Nick Saban on missing CFP: ‘Why aren’t we in the playoffs’ if we would have been favored?

Nick Saban certainly poses some intriguing questions, even though he does not have all the answers.

During their conversation on college football, Alabama’s head coach brought up the topic of the College Football Playoff when he was on set with Joel Klatt from Fox Sports. Are we in favour of having equal opportunities in sports? Is there a more efficient method that can be used to select the CFP?

According to Saban, the issue of parity is caused by the system’s structure because there is no provision for accounting for it. After the regular season, all that remains to be done is to invite the teams that finished with the most victories into the postseason.

However, do you get the best teams to compete? Why aren’t we participating in the postseason? I wanted to know when they first let me know that we would be a favourite versus three of the four teams that made it to the finals.

It is generally agreed upon that the Tide would have been the underdog in a matchup versus Georgia, but they would have been favoured to win against Michigan, TCU, and Ohio State.

Given this information, is it safe to assume that they have a more capable crew? Asked Saban. Or does it imply they need to be more knowledgeable about the topic? Regarding that matter, I have no idea. However, I am not singling out anyone in particular for criticism. Losing two games on the game’s final play isn’t a good enough criterion for identifying who has the best teams, though, if you want a level playing field for all the units.

“Despite the fact that you might have been better than someone else who wasn’t competing under the same conditions as they were, you have been eliminated because of this.”

During the previous season, an abundance of ammunition was available on all fronts.

The Tide lost two games by four points because of mistakes made in the last play of their losses to Tennessee and LSU.

The Ohio State Buckeyes could not partake in the Big Ten championship game due to their loss at home to the Michigan Wolverines. TCU was also defeated in the game for the Big 12 championship.

Check out the full interview below.

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