In a historic decision, the College Football Playoff (CFP) committee overlooked the unbeaten Florida State in favor of Michigan, Washington, Texas, and Alabama, leading to an uproar among Florida State fans and supporters. Despite their ACC Championship title and undefeated record this season, the Seminoles were left on the sidelines in the race for the national title.
Deion Sanders' Take on the CFP Decision
Deion Sanders, the head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes and a Florida State alumnus, offered an insightful perspective on the controversy while speaking on the 'Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.' Far from expressing disappointment over the exclusion, Sanders acknowledged the business aspect of college football. He suggested that it would be almost impossible to exclude a team like Alabama from the playoffs, given their reputation and following.
Georgia's Right to be Upset
Sanders also highlighted the case of Georgia, who have consistently demonstrated a strong performance and clinched back-to-back national championships. He argued that Georgia had more reason to be upset with the committee's decision. The exclusion of Florida State, however, did not seem to perturb Sanders overly. His primary focus remains on his team, the Colorado Buffaloes, who are preparing for their move to the Big 12 in the 2024-25 season.
The Colorado Buffaloes' Season
The Buffaloes started the season on a high note but ended with a 4-8 record, finishing last in the Pac-12 after losing their final six games. Despite this, Sanders remains optimistic and focused on the future. Notably, the article includes a statement from sports writer Scott Thompson of Fox News Digital, shedding light on the Buffaloes' journey and the challenges they face. But as the dust settles on the CFP controversy, Sanders' recognition of the business nature of the decisions in college football offers a sobering perspective.