Last week, FOX Sports college football analyst Joel Klatt shared his College Football Playoff “conspiracy theory” on Colin Cowherd’s show. While he may not have been totally correct on every detail, he raised some very interesting points about the power players on the College Football Playoff selection committee favoring certain play styles. This week, Klatt is back, and today he is putting in a bid for one of the great college football hot take rants in recent memory.
In a rant that goes on for just over three minutes, Klatt compares the committee to Enron “cooking the books,” says it is “100-percent anti-Big 12,” accuses members of propping up teams that play the schools they want to succeed, and insinuates that ESPN won’t discuss this obvious bias as the Playoff’s broadcasting partner.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 18, 2015
Klatt definitely raises some interesting thoughts, but he also sounds about 45 seconds away from putting on a tinfoil hat. Oklahoma State will, in all likelihood, make the playoff if it wins out, Oklahoma jumped more than any team in the rankings outside of North Carolina, and Baylor remains in the Top 10 despite a home loss. The Big 12 could get left out again this year, but we struggle to see some giant anti-Big 12 bias in place.