For years, people clamored for college football to have a playoff at seasons end instead of using the BCS. Success. The problem, according to Nick Saban, at least: Now the other ones don’t matter.
Saban had some interesting things to say about the College Football Playoff in a recent interview.
“We kind of created this trend. I said as soon as we had a playoff, we were going to minimize the importance of all the other bowl games. I’m not saying whether it’s good or bad, it kind of is what it is,” Saban said.
“I don’t know where all this is going, but I don’t think it’s going to change. Is it good? Probably not. But you can’t blame the kids. It’s a product of what we created.”
Saban should know what he’s talking about. Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide are the only program to appear in each iteration of the playoff since its inception, winning the National Championship in 2016.
Being that it is such a young system, there are no doubt kinks that will need to be worked out.