Jane, you ignorant slut…

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University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban, making his third stop on a tour around the state, told media representatives on Thursday that he was ‘disappointed’ that a college football playoff was unlikely to materialize before the year 2014.

‘I’ve always been a fan of the plus-one idea,’ Saban said. ‘Since 1997, I have been advocating a four-team playoff. It seems like almost every year when you have issues it involves a third team being left out. I’m sure with a four-team playoff you’d have the fifth team complaining, but at least you’d be pretty sure you had the best team in that top four.’

Saban said he supported the playoff, even though his 2003 LSU team won the BCS championship under the current system.

‘I just like the idea that you would have to beat two quality teams to win the championship,’ he said. ‘It would be difficult, but that’s what you have to do in the NFL.

‘The plus-one system could be very easily implemented. It would give us a combination of the current bowl system with a chance to find the best team.’

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Sooner coach Bob Stoops sees both sides of the argument, but said that the plus-one format doesn’t work in seasons where two teams are clearly superior.

“That’s a good scenario when there’s an odd number of teams with no losses or one loss,” Stoops said last fall. “It doesn’t make sense in years like 2000 when we won a national championship and were the only team with no losses. Why should we have to beat all the one-loss teams?

“Or there was the year Ohio State and Miami were the only two teams in the country undefeated. Why should they have to play another game? You guys would have an uproar and tear that one apart if an undefeated team had to go play a one-loss team. Some years it makes sense. Other years it doesn’t.”

I don’t really have any editorial comment to add here.  I just think the debate’s cool.

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5 responses to “Jane, you ignorant slut…

  1. UgaMatt

    “That’s a good scenario when there’s an odd number of teams with no losses or one loss,” Stoops said last fall. “It doesn’t make sense in years like 2000 when we won a national championship and were the only team with no losses. Why should we have to beat all the one-loss teams?”

    I’d say that goes back to a strength of schedule issue. Especially if one of those one loss teams suffered their only loss to an undefeated or another one loss team, i.e. the FSU/Miami/U-Dub cluster in 2000. Stoops shouldn’t be looking at it as having to beat all the one-loss teams, he should be looking at is as having to beat the best one loss team, even if it takes an extra game to find out who that is. And by the way Bobbie, those 2000 Hurricanes would have ROLLED your boys.

  2. JG

    Stoops just doesnt want to face an SEC team. He is scared to death about the thought of it…

    He knows without the plus one, that if he goes undefeated that there is a better chance of a big 10, ACC, big east team going undefeated and they wouldnt have to face a 1 loss SEC power.

    he is a scared little vag

  3. kckd

    I would think if two are clearly superior, that’d show itself in the four team playoff, No?????

  4. By that reasoning, they’d do so in a sixteen school playoff, too.

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