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Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits. - Richard Nixon
Read what coach Saban had to say about the proposed conference champions playoff and his "Hell No" answer. To me conference champions only seems to be the fairest method. He is basing his position on votes by people who have opinions only and computers, which nobody except the people who built them know what they measure. The poor rating on TV of the game this year nationally showed the need to spread out the reach of the game to keep others interested. The bowl games showed that SEC teams could be and were beaten. Having two teams who have already played, play again does not make sense from a publicity or exposure standpoint. And to say these are the two best teams based on a busted system is also not good logic for a mythical champion.
If they want to get closer to a real national championship, although this number is arbitrary to some degree, we need to have eight teams and probably 16 teams to play down based on seed at the higher seeds stadium. This would require reducing the regular season to 11 games and perhaps 10, and having some bowls play second fiddle and some have no fiddle, but it would reduce the complaints this ridiculous BCS championship format has produced to date. It is all doable but the face of college football will have to change and all the conferences will have to abide by the same rules as well.
What offensive statistic do you measure success by?
Gus Malzahn: “Points.”
Of course he said no. Saban doesn't want ANY objective measurement to determine a championship. Let's review his record. He has 3 BCS Championship rings.
1. 2003 LSU - A mistake in the BCS formula allowed Oklahoma, who got absolutely shell-shocked by Kansas State (35-7) in the BIG-12 CCG, to play LSU for the BCS title. LSU won the championship without having to play the team ranked #1 in both human polls, USC.
2. 2009 Alabama - Played against a true Freshman QB, that had taken all of 30 snaps that season, in the BCS championship game.
3. 2011 Alabama - Got a "do over" against a team that had already beaten him, AT HOME. Wasn't even conference champ. Wasn't even division champ. But got to play for the BCS Championship.
On paper, Nick Saban has three BCS Championships. NONE are legit and he doesn't care. With the record he has going, why would he want to actually earn a championship?
This post was edited by whamil77 on 5/12/2012 at 11:18 AM
If only the Big 12 would've gotten the field goal call right, the neck tide would've never gotten in, and not nearly as many people would be asking the troll's opinion.
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