There is something wonderful about an Alabama head coach gently lecturing another school about trying to claim a national championship.
“If you honor and respect the system that we have, (despite) some of the imperfections that you understand that the system has, then you wouldn’t do something out of respect for the system that we have,” Saban told USA TODAY Sports. “I guess anybody has the prerogative to claim anything. But self-proclaimed is not the same as actually earning it. And there’s probably a significant number of people who don’t respect people who make self-proclaimed sort of accolades for themselves.”
I mean, who doesn’t love them some college football traditions?
Alabama claims 17 national championships, including some that are disputed and several claimed retroactively.
Can’t say I’m particularly sympathetic to Central Florida here, but, damn, Nick, your team won, okay? There’s no need to pontificate about it.