Attention, College Football Playoff selection committee: if you leave Baylor out of the playoff and keep TCU in, you’re basically un-American.
That’s what Bears’ coach Art Briles thinks, anyway.
The 59-year-old coach appeared on ESPN’s Mike & Mike program Thursday morning, during which he touched on a number of topics, including the health of his quarterback, Bryce Petty, his team’s upcoming game against Kansas State and the College Football Playoff rankings.
Does Baylor HC Art Briles think they deserve a spot in the playoff w/ a win over K State Saturday? He told us today http://t.co/y5IX5Bkn0k
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) December 4, 2014
When Briles was asked why Baylor (10-1), ranked No. 6, should be ahead of TCU (10-1), ranked No. 3, he talked a lot about America.
“What country do we live in? I think it’s America,” Briles said. “That’s kind of always been the American way. If there’s a conflict or a doubt, you put two people in the ring and they fight. There’s a winner. If there’s a question who’s the fastest guy, you put them on the track and the fastest guy is the guy you pick. That’s kind of how I see it. It’s a democratic society.”
Baylor, of course, beat TCU in a head-to-head matchup on Oct. 11, 61-58.
If both teams end up 11-1, playing basically the same Big 12 schedule, it does seem a bit insane to keep TCU ahead of Baylor, despite the Bears’ putrid non-conference schedule.
Baylor is set to kick off at 7:45 p.m. E.T. against No. 9 Kansas State on Saturday, while TCU is set to face 2-9 Iowa State at 12 p.m. E.T.