Its been three days since the committee announced the official matchups for the College Football Playoff, but Kirk Herbstreit is still upset about one team being left out of the picture.
While it’s hard to argue over Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame getting into the playoff, many people debated over which team should earn the last semifinal berth. Last weekend, the Georgia Bulldogs fell short to the Crimson Tide, the Ohio State Buckeyes won convincingly over Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship, and the Oklahoma Sooners defeated Texas to win the Big-12 Championship.
Although Georgia has two losses on its resume, Herbstreit believes the loss to Alabama shouldn’t have kept them out of the playoff. However, the analyst thinks politics played a major role in the committee’s final decision.
“I’m loyal and have a passion to college football and I want to see the four best teams get their chance, because that’s what’s right and that’s what’s fair.”
“Now, it’s subjective, everyone is entitled to who they think is the best. I’m not pushing for an agenda. I’m not pushing for Ohio State to make it as a fan,” Herbstreit said. “I’m pushing for what’s right and what’s right is how can you watch Georgia be No. 4 and then go out and play the No. 1-ranked team, and not only hang around with them, but control them for much of the game until Jalen Hurts decides to write a Hollywood script and come back and knock off Georgia.
It’s definitely an argument being had by fans everywhere, but it’s also hard to snub Oklahoma from the playoff. After all, the Sooners avenged their early-season loss to the Longhorns.
Nonetheless, the Bulldogs will have to settle for playing in the Sugar Bowl.