Former Alabama defensive back Marlon Humphrey is convinced that Alabama should’ve been in the College Football Playoff over the likes of TCU.
TCU was dominated on Monday night by a Georgia team hungry to repeat. Kirby Smart somehow found the perfect cocktail of motivation to make this Bulldogs believe that they were doubted.
Meanwhile, most reasonable pundits assumed the Horned Frogs would lose by nearly 10 points. What occurred in the CFP Championship Game can only be described as a drubbing.
The Bulldogs won, 65-7, and left little doubt that they are the best team in the country, and in every way a three-peat in the making. But, because this is college football, fans will always find something to fight over.
TCU’s resounding defeat left some Bama fans and former alum assuming the Crimson Tide would’ve fared better. This includes Marlon Humphrey, former Crimson Tide CB and current Ravens star.
Was all caps really necessary?
Marlon Humphrey thinks Alabama should’ve been in the CFP
Alabama lost two games in the SEC regular season and failed to make it to the conference championship game. This is because they lost to LSU in overtime on Nov. 5. A three-point defeat at Tennessee was their only other loss on the year. They would go on to beat Kansas State, 45-20, in the All-State Sugar Bowl.
So, should Alabama have made the College Football Playoff? Not so fast.
First, TCU was the No. 3-ranked team in the country heading into the playoff, and defeated Michigan to earn a spot in the National Championship. The team Alabama would’ve knocked out the playoff was Ohio State, not the Horned Frogs.
There is very little argument that the Buckeyes deserves a spot in the Playoff, as well, given they pushed Georgia to the brink of defeat on New Year’s Eve.
Sorry, Bama fans. Wait for the expanded playoff and hold your grievances for now. The committee got it right.