Brian Kelly takes jab at Nick Saban over potential SEC nine game conference schedule
In this day and age, you must play the best or you'll get left behind in the eyes of the college football playoff committee.
Done are the days of depending on an old computerized system to dictate the national championship. It's all about the eye test and that's where Brian Kelly says, "I want to play the best."
Last Friday, Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported a possible scenario for what the SEC teams' permanent rivals will look like.
If the SEC does indeed move toward the 3-6-6 scheduling concept beginning in 2024 it's possible to see a three-loss team make the playoff.
To be fair, the conference will likely make its decision for permanent rivals weighted off how each program has performed over the past decade. That in its own makes sense, but the complaining about schedule strength is laughable due to the sheer fact of Alabama's run of dominance since 2008 under Saban.
It is possible that this rivalry between these two coaches is just beginning. Kelly has already made a grand entrance in the conference and won't be backing down.