The College Football Playoff committee flipped the sport on its head on Sunday, revealing the four-team playoff field with the glaring omission of the Florida State Seminoles. Their historic decision has everyone, including Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders, taking to the airwaves to discuss the current state of college football. Sanders joined the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on Monday, discussing the College Football Playoff committee’s decision to pick the one-loss Alabama Crimson Tide over the undefeated Florida State Seminoles. Sanders played his college ball at Florida State, earning All-American honors twice during that span.
Coach Prime thinks Bama should've made it over FSU 👀
"This is entertainment but this is business"
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Deion Sanders: Speaks About the College Football Playoff Committee’s Decision
When pressed on the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz about his anger level regarding his alma mater, Florida State, Deion Sanders felt little pity for the Seminoles, saying, “You got to understand that this is business now…This (the College Football Playoff) is entertainment, but this is business.”
Sanders continued, saying, “So it’s no way you’re gonna leave Coach Saban and Alabama out of a playoff. Who should be really upset, not only Florida State but Kirby Smart? He’s been #1 for the last two or three years, and they’re out? What about them? I mean, this is unbelievable. I want those problems, yeah, give me those problems.”
Sanders believes the addition of powerhouse Alabama, led by coaching legend Nick Saban, provides a much more compelling test for the Michigan Wolverines in the College Football Playoff semifinals. Additionally, Alabama remains one of the most popular football programs in the country, potentially playing into the NCAA and the CFP committee’s decision to omit the Florida State Seminoles in favor of the Crimson Tide.
Deion Sanders also believes that Georgia and Kirby Smart should have taken issue with missing out on the four-team playoff field on Sunday. Georgia has just two losses in the last three seasons.
“You know who messed it up was Washington. They messed it up because that’s not a huge market there. You got Michigan, Texas, Alabama, and Washington, and they can play. God, they’re good.”
Sanders pointed the finger at Washington for the unpreceded decision made by the College Football Playoff committee on Sunday. After a stellar undefeated campaign, Washington, the Pac-12’s representative, is easily the least recognizable brand among the four teams selected for the College Football Playoff.
Deion Sanders: Competing for a College Football Playoff Title in 2024
Deion Sanders is ready to run it back next season, but this time with expectations. “We instilled hope not only in our fan base but in college football alike. But next year is a season of expectation. Right now, we are recruiting our butts off. I’m recruiting as I speak. The expectation is everything. We have players that can get it done. We have a tremendous coaching staff. Now, we just got to add a few more pieces to the puzzle.”
The Colorado Buffaloes started the season 3-0, including an upset road win over the TCU Horned Frogs in the season opener. However, they finished the year 4-8 and in the basement of the Pac-12 standings. Sanders and the Buffaloes will look to return quarterback Shedeur Sanders next season. The gunslinger threw for 3,230 yards, 27 touchdowns, and three picks in 11 games while completing nearly 70% of his passes.
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