Herbie, with regrets

He just can’t see it, y’all.

“I just can not imagine a scenario where the committee is willing to put two from one conference in,” Herbstreit said. “Georgia looks great right now. Alabama does too. You talk about their schedule. Jalen Hurts is only getting better and more comfortable with Brian Daboll in their scheme. I just can’t envision those two teams both getting in and two other Power conferences getting left out. It would have to be an incredible unique situation.”

He really can’t.  But he’ll have a sad if that’s the way it goes.

“Even if they’re both deserving, its just hard for me to imagine the committee not recognizing and giving a Power 5 conference a chance to get into that playoff,”Herbstreit said. “I’m all about the best four. I don’t care what conference you’re in at all,” Herbstreit said. “I hope the committee does the right thing. To me, if Bama and UGA (are the best) when the dust settles, I just can’t watch the committee not give them a chance. And if they feel Georgia is one of the top four teams after watching the (SEC Championship) game, so be it, put it in there.”

Will I have to amend the Lexicon definition of the Herbstreit Doctrine?  Stay tuned.

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61 responses to “Herbie, with regrets

  1. PTC DAWG

    Double speak…..he’s good at it.

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  2. BeardDawg

    Look, no cart before the horse here, but why is it just assumed Bama beats the Dawgs in Atlanta. How will people react if/when Georgia leaves Bama with one loss? I bet the argument changes real quick to “of course 2 from the conference can get in.”

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      Yup.

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    • southernlawyer11

      100%. You didn’t get the memo that this is like Omaha for Alabama, and Alabama alone. They play out of the winner’s bracket. If you are to steal a championship from them, which is their birthright, you must beat them twice.

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    • southernlawyer11

      Alabama plays from the winner’s bracket, much like a baseball team in Omaha. When it comes to pushing THEM out of the national championship picture, it’s a double elimination tournament. Because, clearly, this is their birthright.

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    • Brandon

      Yeah, I can totally see us winning a thriller in Atlanta and then losing the MC game to them, it would be the most Georgia of outcomes.

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  3. Rebar

    Fuck him, who cares what he thinks; he has already shown his true colors.

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  4. 69Dawg

    We are not just putting the cart before the horse we are putting the whole wagon train before the horse. It’s Florida damn it.

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  5. Gaskilldawg

    If, as the assumptions by Herbstreit that we are 12-0 entering the SEC CG, I am not conceding a damn thing about the outcome of a SEC CG matchup with Alabama.
    Why is everyone assuming we would lose?

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    • Biggus Rickus

      I expect Georgia would lose because both teams rely heavily on the run, and if either team’s offensive line is going to open any holes, it’s probably Alabama’s. The X factor is QB play. Hurts is not a particularly good passer. Can Georgia limit or even eliminate his run? Can Fromm progress enough to make plays against Alabama?

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    • PTC DAWG

      Agree, I have said for a while, if we get there, we are winning….

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      • Brandon M

        I wouldn’t go that far. Sure I think we would have a chance but we haven’t played anyone nearly as talented or deep as Alabama, Notre Dame included. I would assume with both defenses it would be a low scoring game and based on what we’ve seen this year there’s a much better chance we make a crucial mistake or two opposed to them that ultimately decides the game. With that said, bring em on. They bleed just like we do. The ultimate barometer game.

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    • Got Cowdog

      Because we haven’t played Florida yet. Bob Dylan née Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, ” we”ll cross that bridge when we get up to it”

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  6. Someone pass the maple syrup to go with all that waffling.

    I think I’ve found the issue with ESPN and the like – it’s that they’re paying people for hot takes like this.

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  7. Greg

    Somebody should ask him what Ohio State’s record is against the SEC.

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  8. I withhold judgment on Empty Suit Pretty Boy’s opinion until the evening of December 2, 2017. All I know is that he’s going to spout the lines the suits in Bristol want him to spout.

    For now, #BeatThePantsOffFlorida.

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  9. 3rdandGrantham

    In other words, Herbie is saying it should be a meritocracy, in which the best 4 should get in….yet the SEC shouldn’t have 2 teams included (even if both are among the top 4) as it wouldn’t be fair to the other conferences. WTF. That’s like saying you are a strict vegan but love a good ribeye 1-2 times a week.

    I can guarantee you that if both OSU and Michigan were undefeated right now, he’d be saying you must put the top 4 teams in there regardless of conference…end of story.

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  10. Just win and we get in. No need for debate when you take care of business yourself.

    First Florida, then South Carolina, Auburn, Kentucky, and Georgia Tech. Don’t worry about Alabama until it actually happens.

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  11. Athens Dog

    How about we beat the booger eaters first.

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  12. Husky Jeans

    Aside from his inconsistent statements, does anyone really disagree with the notion that the committee wouldn’t put in two teams from the same conference if they just played each other in a championship game? I sure don’t think they would.

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  13. ATL Dawg

    That asshole should be a politician. What a complete phony.

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  14. southernlawyer11

    He will argue for Notre Dame over Georgia if it came to that. Watch and see.

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  15. David K

    I have no doubt a 1 loss SEC Championship game loser will get in over a 2 loss Big10/ACC/Pac10/Big12 conference champ. But if any of those other conference champs has 1 loss as well then they will (and should) get the nod ahead of the SEC loser with 1 loss.

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    • Cosmic Dawg

      That would mean their loss was almost certainly to a worse team than ours. The problem is there is no criteria except what the star chamber “feels”.

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  16. Gravidy

    I agree with the sentiment expressed by others. The only way two SEC teams make it into the playoff is if Bammer loses the SECCG. No other team would get the necessary benefit of the doubt.

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  17. Hal Welch

    Did he just contradict himself between 2 paragraphs?

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  18. SemperFiDawg

    Why would you have to change the lexicon? Isn’t the entire purpose of lexicon entry to point out how hypocritically fluid Herbstreet’s stance are, and isn’t this just another example until he changes his stance again in a month and a half?

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    • Got Cowdog

      Yeah, I went back and checked it. The caveat at the end is quite clear on it. 🙂
      Did I mention Herbstreit’s a dick?

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  19. The Dawg abides

    This best path for two SEC teams to get in is for Penn State and TCU to be undefeated, and the PAC 12 and ACC champ to have 2 losses. Notre Dame needs another loss too. That way you would have an undefeated SEC, Big 10, and Big 12 champ in. Then a choice between, let’s say, a two loss Clemson, a two loss USC or Washington, a two loss Notre Dame, and a one loss SEC runner-up. Still an unlikely scenario.

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  20. Scott

    To be fair, I think he’s saying that HE thinks it should be the best 4 but that he doesn’t think the committee will put two from the same conference in.

    I feel the same way, so I guess that’s one thing I have in common with Herbie.

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  21. Dog in Fla

    Herbie’s streit with no name

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  22. Hillbilly Dawg

    Did he pull this same kind of shit back in 07 and 08? In 07′ a 2 loss UGA didn’t need to be in the BCS because we didn’t play in the SECCG but in 2008 a 2 loss Ohio State who did not win their conference deserved to be in the BCS…..or something like that. What a tool.

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  23. ASEF

    If 2 can make a 2 team playoff, 2 can make a 4 team playoff. Herb’s trying the political answer, which is to have it both ways.

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  24. Captain Obvious

    Funny last week on SEC nation he said the committee should put in the “four most deserving, not best teams”. In this scenario, wouldn’t bama/uga be both deserving and two of the four best teams?

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  25. Hogbody Spradlin

    There are a few one loss darlings in our rear view mirror too. They’d love to bump us for them.

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  26. Macallanlover

    Which doctrine are we debating, the 2007 Herbie? Or the new, more stupid Herbie? He has embarrassed himself over this before, slow learners those ohio boys. That said, let’s win the East then play like hell against Bammer. I want the SEC, that is the most important, we can argue about which 4 later.

    For the record, I don’t think ANY conference should get two in when we don’t have room for everyone’s champion yet. If it’s Georgia, I think they are in so why argue about all the other weird things that have to happen?

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    • 92 grad

      Hell, all this b.s. makes want to say the hell with them all. If our team wins the conference that’s good enough for me. Everything after that is garbage, or, entertainment I should say.

      If they make it that’s great and I’ll be very happy for the kids. If they don’t, I will be happy anyway because we have a great team that has woke me up from a 12 year “yeah I love college football but my team never wins any titles”.

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  27. If we just happen to be Bama’s only loss they’ll make it.

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  28. But our only hope of making it is to beat Bama.

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  29. I look at Bama/UGA as a quarter final playoff game. We gotta whip their ass at some point in order to win the NC, might as will be in the SECCG. It’s still a ways away, but it sure is fun having this conversation.

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  30. Greg McElroy who is on the Sirius XM College morning show has the same perspective as Herbie. If UGA and Bama are undefeated in the SEC Game, then that game is a play-in game for the CFP. Winner goes in and the loser is eliminated despite their record.

    However, all of these analysts admit that they are assuming Bama wins and UGA loses a close game like 2012. In fact, Rece Davis asked on College Football Live – what if Bama is the loser. Herbstreit and Booger McFarland all but admitted that Bama would be in the playoff no matter the outcome of the SEC Championship.

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  31. DesertDawg

    Stomp a mud hole in Fla next week. This is revenge year!

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