Nick Saban College Football Playoff: Alabama coach not for expansion
When requested concerning the potential of a College Football Playoff expansion, Alabama coach Nick Saban made his opinion clear: It does not add up.
Whereas Saban did not agree with a reporter’s evaluation that Alabama’s 27–6 semifinal win over No. 4 Cincinnati was a blowout, the seven-time nationwide champion mentioned he wasn’t essentially in favor of expansion.
“I can not communicate to the opposite recreation, nevertheless it was a extremely exhausting fought recreation for us, I feel,” Saban mentioned throughout media availability on Monday, per Tuscaloosa News. “And we’ve an amazing quantity of respect for the crew that we performed.”
“I do not know that increasing — if that is the very best 4 groups and so they performed one another, I do not see the logic in, ‘if we had extra groups, there could be higher video games.’ I do not understand how that provides up. However I am actually not in place to reply that.”
Saban added he thinks increasing the CFP may additional reduce the significance of the remaining bowl video games, one thing he mentioned the game has already skilled.
“There’s plenty of different good groups that, whether or not it was their consistency and efficiency or no matter occurred to them in championship video games or no matter, could have had the chance to get within the playoffs that did not,” Saban mentioned. “However the extra we broaden the playoffs, the extra we reduce bowl video games, the significance of bowl video games, which I mentioned once we went earlier than. So I do not suppose that is modified, and I feel it is also come to fruition.”
Alabama will face Georgia within the nationwide title recreation on Jan. 10 in a rematch of the SEC championship recreation, which Alabama gained 41–24. It is going to even be a rematch of the thrilling 2017 CFP nationwide championship recreation that the Crimson Tide gained in extra time.
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