I swear, you could get whiplash if you follow Herbie’s rationale for the shape of the CFP format too closely. In just a matter of days he’s gone from being passionate about the mistake the selection committee made in not including Georgia as one of the four best teams in the country to this:
“I think UCF’s success in 2017 and then following it up in 2018 with another incredible run has definitely got people talking and got their attention,” Herbstreit said. “On top of that, having the Pac-12 left out again and having the Big Ten champion left out the last three years (has helped). That’s why you have a lot of people coming together saying, ‘We’ve got to figure this thing out.'”
Yeah, that thing definitely needs figuring out. Especially the part about the Big Ten champ. That’s Herbstreit’s touchstone; I need to remember to tune out the rest of the noise he generates because in the end, it’s not relevant.