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Nick Saban Wants To Play An 'All-Power 5' Schedule
by TD Staff Reporter
August 12, 201918 Comments
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke with ESPN last week and said he wants to play an "all-Power 5 schedule", something he was petitioned for in the past.
"I've always said, 'Let's play all Power 5 games,'" Saban told ESPN on Friday. "I was in the NFL where we played all the games against NFL teams. But let's play at least 10 Power 5 games. It would be better for the players, better for the fans, and I think you wouldn't have to worry that if you lost a game that you wouldn't have as much of a chance to still be in [the College Football Playoff]. They talk about strength of schedule now, but how do you really evaluate that?"
With growing concern about declining college football attendance numbers, Saban said it's time the sport starts thinking more about the fans.
"We have to have a good show if we want people to come," Saban said.
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