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Nick Saban Believes Georgia Bulldogs Should Have Played in BCS Bowl Game


The Georgia Bulldogs played a valiant game on Saturday in what was one of the best games we’ve seen all year long. But they came up short and because of how the BCS system works, they will not be playing in a championship series bowl game. While it’s easy to hand down compliments when you’re sitting on top, Nick Saban is not happy that Georgia won’t be competing in a BCS Bowl.

“I’m going to tell you what, I think it’s a crying shame if Georgia doesn’t go to a BCS bowl,” said Saban, after he led his team to victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday. “They should get to go to a BCS bowl game. They played a tremendous game out there today … and could have won at the end just as soon as us. It came down to the last play. So, I mean, it’s just ridiculous.”

Again, it’s very easy and much more comfortable to make these kinds of comments when you know you’re not the one getting screwed, but it’s still not the worst thing in the world to hear an influential voice in college football bashing the authoritative system in place.

Then again, Saban is a head coach in the SEC so him lobbying hard for three SEC teams in the BCS is easily interpreted as a biased point of view.

“I watch these teams that are 7-5 that are talking about they might go to a BCS game because they won their championship?,” Saban asked incredulously. “Something’s not right here. I don’t know what people think of the SEC… . I just don’t think it’s fair to the Georgia players, coaches and their institution if they don’t go to a BCS game.”

All of this debate will sort of be squashed with the new playoff system that will begin in 2014, but even then the same system will be used to pick the top four teams in the country.

As for the Bulldogs, after the brutal battle on Saturday, Saban’s words are falling on deaf ears as the Bulldogs are looking ahead to their matchup against Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.harper.33234 Phil Harper

    Who Gives a Shiat what

    Saban thinks!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE LOST TO A AND M!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • wqeqweqw

      ^ get the worlds smallest violin out for this commenter

    • GEORGIABOYJr

      and florida lost to Georgia so you have no room to say that

    • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.shellito Taylor Shellito

      HAHA says the florida fan whos team lost to Georgia

    • Elisa

      And you, my dear, lost to UGA!(And almost lost a couple against nobodies at the start of the season.) Just get over it. Saban didn’t say UF didn’t deserve to go to one, but that BOTH of you should go.

    • http://www.facebook.com/george.henson.18 George Henson

      and he also took the last SEC TITLE FROM FLORIDA. THINK ABOUT THAT SHIT WHILE YOU SIT WITH TEBOW CRYING ON THE BENCH….REMEMBER THAT? I DO. ROLL TIDE

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.forman.5 James Forman

    phil harper yall lost to fuckin ga bulldogs so shut ur mouth

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.forman.5 James Forman

    thats ok bama is gonna play gator bait next yr!!!

  • Justin Hendricks

    And Georgia got man handled by South Carolina, who Florida man handled. Anybody can get beat in the SEC. So the three talking about Florida getting beat by Georgia your argument is extremely debatable and very unintelligent. Florida has beaten 4 out of 5 teams in the top 10, who else has done that? Everybody loses in the SEC. Crybaby georgia fans as usual. Go make some excuses and play in the Capitol 1 bowl while we play in the Sugar Bowl hahahahahahahahahah. UMAD??

    • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.shellito Taylor Shellito

      Why are you even talking about south carolina??? Who won the head to head match up between Georgia and Florida??? Riiight…….. SO stfu Florida fans!!!! 2 years in a row Georgia proved they are the better team!! oh and how many touchdowns did you score on Georgia this year???? Hmmmm

      • seanjohn0724

        You’re right. We lost. Have fun in the Capital One Bowl.

  • Guest

    Why are you even talking about south carolina??? Who won the head to head match up between Georgia and Florida??? Riiight…….. SO stfu Florida fans!!!! 2 years in a row Georgia proved they are the better team!! oh and how many touchdowns did you score on Georgia this year???? Hmmmm

  • Soul_Train

    Bama is a force of nature. Next year will be even better. If A.J doesn’t leave then our starting 5 will be Cooper, Black, White and Yeldon with maybe Sims at QB. Bama will continue to be awesome long into the future. Deal with it. All of our guys playing now are freshmen. Ha!

  • BlakeD.

    Florida lost to UGA who lost to South Carolina (badly) who lost to Florida (even worse). Georgia can cry all they want but they should have taken care of business if they wanted a BCS bowl. GO GATORS!