Nick Saban Makes His Case for Alabama to Be Part of the CFP
Alabama coach Nick Saban appeared on Fox during halftime of the Big Ten Championship on Saturday night to plead his case for the Crimson Tide to make it into the field of four.
“The goal is to get only the best teams in,” Saban stated. “And what I would say to the committee, if we played any of these teams on the edge of getting in, would we be the underdog or would we be the favorite?”
Following No. 4 USC’s loss in the Pac-12 title game Friday night and No. 3 TCU’s overtime loss against Kansas State in Saturday’s Big 12 Championship, there has been much debate around whether No. 5 Ohio State or 6 Alabama would be in the playoff spot. 6 Alabama would be in the playoffs.
Saban’s politicking comes as Alabama sits on the outside looking in at 10-2 on the year, with no conference championship to its name. It’s not common for a Saban-coached football team to not play in the College Football Playoff. However, Alabama is likely to lose a chance at a national championship.
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