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Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke with the media on Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala. and shared his thoughts on how the college football postseason could be determined.

Per, Saban's idea is for a committee, similar to what College Basketball has that will pick all the teams for all the bowl games.

"I think we have to change the whole system," Saban said before the Montgomery stop of the Crimson Caravan on Tuesday. "I understand everybody's point of view on this. Everybody wants to be bowl eligible, they look at it like if we have another conference game, that's seven more losses of everyone which would minimize the number of teams that could get in bowl games.

"Well I think on the other end of it, the committee that's going to pick the top four teams for the playoff are really picking the top 12 teams for all six sort of championship bowl games, whatever they call it now. Well, why don't we do it like basketball and let them pick all the teams for all the bowl games. Then it doesn't matter what your record is."
Saban even suggests that they should rethink who should be allowed to play in a bowl game at the end of the season:


"I mean, who's to say having six wins and having a 6-6 season is what qualifies to go to a bowl game. If you play in the tough league and you play a tough schedule and you win a couple big games — RPI or whatever you want to call it — and even though you may lose to some very good teams, you should still have an opportunity to go to a bowl game because your team may be better than another team who played a lesser schedule.

"If we do that, then more people would not be so concerned about the type of schedule they played and the number of wins that they got. Which, my whole thing is, improve the number of good games for the fans. So I was for having nine conference games, plus another game in the big five or whatever they're calling it now, the big five conferences, which we're going to play eight games in the SEC and everybody's going to play one of those games as well, which we've always done.
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Mulat120 months
I agree with this. I doubt this will happen.
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AUBorn120 months
Does he even understand bowls? They don't want the team with the higher RPI, they want the higher attendance and TV numbers. Besides, the lesser FBS conferences won't let this happen because their 7-5 team would get passed over for a 5-7 SEC school.
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MC5601121 months
I'm in Satan's camp on this one.
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timm6971463121 months
I don't like sabin but his plan sounds okay
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DoubleDown121 months
ChexMix - "Saban needs to keep his opinions to himself....just like AJ"

Seriously? A head CFB coach needs to keep his opinions about the ever-changing CFB landscape to himself? I'd agree with you if this was about politics or something silly but c'mon.
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gnarkill1529121 months
Sounds like a good plan to me
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thatdude1985121 months
Oh really? The head coach of a CFB team needs to keep his opinions to himself?
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ChexMix121 months
Saban needs to keep his opinions to himself....just like AJ
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