Arkansas Head Coach Bret Bielema Needs to Keep Mouth Shut About Playoff Talk
Everyone seems to be excited for the 2014 college football season for many different reasons. However, the main reason for excitement looks to be the implementation of the college football playoff system, sending the nation’s top four teams to a “tournament” style “final four” and having them fight it out for the distinction of national champion.
Arkansas Razorbacks second-year head coach Bret Bielema seems to be more excited than he should be heading into the 2014 season after quite the mediocre 3-9 finish in 2013.
The head coach made a statement about SEC superiority recently and he brought into play the idea of the college football playoff. Here’s what he had to say:
Bret Bielema why he made move from Wisconsin to Arkansas “SEC will get minimum of 2 teams in 4-team playoff”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 27, 2014
Bashing the Big Ten and former school like the Wisconsin Badgers will do him no good moving forward as his Razorbacks aren’t likely to make a run in 2014 for even a division title, let alone a spot in the four-team playoff.
I get that it takes a while to build up a program that was in shambles like Arkansas, but for Bielema to knock his former conference like he did was pretty childish.
Sure, the SEC is the best conference in college football, but to say that it will get a “minimum” of two teams in the four-team playoff is just stupid coming from a coach who won just three games in 2013.
I think it’s best that Bielema keeps his mouth shut until he starts producing in the SEC.
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