The Alabama Crimson Tide were the favorites to win the national championship coming into the season. Last year’s national runner-up brought back arguably the best offensive player, Bryce Young, and best defensive player, Will Anderson, in the country. Couple that with the greatest coach of all time, Nick Saban, and it seemed like a winning formula.
But, things didn’t go quite to plan. The Tide lost two games, one to Tennessee and another to LSU. They lost both on the final play of the game, and many still think they are one of the top teams in the country.
Still, their path to getting into the College Football Playoff was slim entering conference championship week. They needed USC and Kansas State to both lose. But, both did lose. Now, there’s a debate over whether the Tide or TCU deserve in.
Nick Saban made Alabama’s Case
At halftime of the Big Ten Championship Game between Michigan and Purdue, Saban joined the Fox broadcast and made his plea.
Coach Nick Saban joins the Big Ten Championship halftime show. pic.twitter.com/WWzdvOkf18
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 4, 2022
People were not happy with the coach.
Nick Saban just cited Vegas point spreads during halftime of the Big Ten title game as evidence for why Alabama should make the playoff.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 4, 2022
Get Saban off Fox right now 😂😂this is crazy
— Barstool Ohio State (@BarstoolOSU) December 4, 2022
I’d love to know how FOX justified devoting the entire halftime show to watching Nick Saban beg.
That was just gross to watch.
— Andy Vance (@AndyVance) December 4, 2022
Nick Saban out here selling his team like a used car salesman
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) December 4, 2022
But, Las Vegas still thinks TCU will get in, as Alabama is +800 to make the playoffs.