Booger McFarland was serious when voicing his take that Alabama should be included in the College Football Playoff when the top 4 teams are revealed Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday morning, the ESPN analyst spoke on SportsCenter and made a pointed case for the Crimson Tide, who are 11-1 but find themselves competing with Big Ten champion Ohio State (11-2) for the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff. During the show, McFarland asked a strong question to make his point.
“If you had to take your salary and put it on one of the teams to win, who are you putting it on? Alabama or Ohio State?” McFarland said on the show. “Everybody in America is putting it on Alabama. So why are we debating this?”
That’s a good way to judge which team is stronger. Of course, the issue likely isn’t that simple for the College Football Playoff selection committee, which will have the final say on the whole matter. But if we’re going off the “eye test,” Alabama has looked stronger than Ohio State throughout much of the season. We’ll see if that’s enough to place the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff for a fourth straight year.
To watch the complete clip featuring McFarland, click on the link below.
Booger McFarland is putting his money on Alabama. pic.twitter.com/nwn4ckkEOH
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