And actually, isn't it a moot point? If Florida finishes in the top 4 of the BCS then they get an automatic birth right? Whoever loses the SEC title game will surely finish below Florida so the decision is made for them I think.
We told you yesterday that Florida’s Will Muschamp disagreed with Nick Saban’s assessment that the loser of the SEC Championship Game between his Alabama team and Georgia should land in the Sugar Bowl rather than drop down the bowl pecking order to make room for a Gator team that didn’t win its division.
In all honesty, he’s right. If you win your division, you shouldn’t be punished in the bowl selection process for having to play an extra game. But Muschamp’s response was as follows:
“Well, I can switch and go to Atlanta if he doesn’t want to go to Atlanta and play the Dawgs. Be careful what you ask for, Nick.”
Hardly fighting words from the ex-Saban assistant, but the remark made national news just the same.
Meanwhile, Muschamp’s buddy at Florida State and another ex-Saban assistant, Jimbo Fisher, said something yesterday that could be construed as more of a direct shot at Bama’s coach. Discussing rumors that he might land elsewhere this offseason, Fisher was reminded that his old boss once stated clearly and plainly that he would not leave the Miami Dolphins to become the head coach at Alabama (only to do so shortly thereafter). The response from FSU’s coach:
“It goes back to your integrity.”
Hmmm. That sounds like something an Auburn man — or someone headed to Auburn — might say. (Just funnin’ with that last line, folks.)