July 18th, 2013 11:44 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
Tags: Alabama, BCS, Coach Saban, LSU
Asked about the national championships achieved by Nick Saban and Alabama, Mark Richt — as usual — provided praise for his rivals. But he also admitted something that we’ve state on many occasions… you’ve gotta have some breaks go your way to win a national title:
“I guess we’ve had seven national championships in a row here in our league and I think only two were undefeated seasons. People are getting beat and still winning the national championship. LSU lost twice and still won the national championship. So I think everybody is beatable and I think some of it is — quite frankly how the BCS is set up — there’s some good fortune.
If Ohio State wasn’t on probation they might have played last year. If whoever lost at the end… there’s some teams that just had to lose to make that opening for either us or Alabama at the end of that SEC Championship Game, so sometimes you just hit it right. Tommy Tuberville has a team that goes undefeated and didn’t get in to the national championship game so I think there’s a little bit of fortune that happens…
Not to downplay anything that (Alabama has) done or that Coach Saban has done. They’re tremendous coaches. They recruit well. They develop ‘em well. And they get ‘em ready to play the big games.”
LSU’s two-loss champion of 2007 and Auburn’s undefeated 2004 that didn’t get a BCS title game invite are the two best examples one can give of how even the best teams in the country need to have some luck on their side to win a national championship.
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