Former UCF head coach Scott Frost, now at Nebraska, has responded to the comments made by Alabama head coach Nick Saban regarding the 2017 national championship. Frost’s former team is claiming the 2017 national title after their undefeated season.
Saban commented on UCF’s claim earlier this week, saying he doesn’t agree with it. The Knights went undefeated, but didn’t make the College Football Playoff.
“If you honor and respect the system that we have, (despite) some of the imperfections that you understand that the system has, then you wouldn’t do something out of respect for the system that we have,” Saban told USA TODAY Sports. “I guess anybody has the prerogative to claim anything. But self-proclaimed is not the same as actually earning it. And there’s probably a significant number of people who don’t respect people who make self-proclaimed sort of accolades for themselves.”
Frost responded to Saban’s comments today, taking a little shot at the Crimson Tide.
“Alabama’s probably got 1 or 2 championships that they claim that weren’t necessarily recognized by everybody,” Frost said.
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That is very true. A couple of Alabama’s national championships are not widely recognized outside of Tuscaloosa.
Frost, though, has also said that he doesn’t necessarily agree with UCF calling themselves the 2017 national champions.
Maybe we’ll get a Nebraska-Alabama College Football Playoff game at some point during Frost’s tenure…