Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher isn't a fan of some teams not having a conference championship game. In an interview with ESPN today, Fisher said he believes that teams playing a 12 game season and not needing to play in a conference title game is unfair to schools that have an extra game at the end of the season. In his mind, that extra game is another opportunity for a team to lose and increases the chance that a player gets injured. While discussing this, Fisher singled out the Big 12 (which does not have a title game) and Notre Dame, which doesn't need to play one since it isn't in a conference.
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This is an interesting stance, and Fisher does have a good point. There is an argument to be made that it's more important to win your conference during the regular season than during the postseason -- a team's performance in one game at the end of the season is not necessarily indicative of which team is the best team in the conference -- but we don't expect the Big 12 to adopt a championship game any time soon.