Anything big happens in college football and it’s not validated until somebody gets Nick Saban’s opinion on the matter, right? So he’s asked about the new playoff system and speaks very generally about it in his response.
With one exception, that is.
“I don’t think there’s enough weight put on the quality of your schedule and the opponents that you play, which in our league is very, very important, because we had six teams in the top 10 last year at the end of the season. We play each other, and that has a huge impact on the quality of team you have, regardless of how many games you lose. There are things like that that I think we can do better.”
Expect to hear more and more of this kind of talk from SEC coaches, especially if the pressure to go to a nine-game conference schedule increases.