Arkansas coach Bret Bielema had a tough first year in his new league, as his Razorbacks failed to win an SEC game and finished with a 3-9 record, far from bowl consideration. But he’s still upbeat about the future, and believes that he made the right decision to leave Wisconsin after the 2012 season. Today, at the SEC spring meetings, Bielema gave an incredible interview and dropped a very bold quote on reporters.
He believes that the SEC will get at least two of the four College Football Playoff spots handed out this winter.
Bret Bielema why he made move from Wisconsin to Arkansas “SEC will get minimum of 2 teams in 4-team playoff”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 27, 2014
There is precedent here, as both Alabama and LSU reached the BCS national title game just a few seasons ago. The idea of the SEC getting two teams into the playoff doesn’t seem so far-fetched, considering its status as the best league in the country. But the “minimum” line is a little nuts – having three teams from the same conference would mean that in the ACC, Pac-12, Big Ten and Big 12, there was only one other team worthy of being selected.
While we appreciate his newfound conference pride, he’s certainly overstepping a little. Either way, it should be a very interesting fall as programs jockey for position in the inaugural event.