Alabama head coach Nick Saban finally addressed UCF’s claims that they are the real 2017 National Champions.  He defended the playoff system while trashing UCF for not earning the title, despite an undefeated season.

Via USA Today Sports:

“If you honor and respect the system that we have, (despite) some of the imperfections that you understand that the system has, then you wouldn’t do something out of respect for the system that we have,” Saban told USA TODAY Sports. “I guess anybody has the prerogative to claim anything. But self-proclaimed is not the same as actually earning it. And there’s probably a significant number of people who don’t respect people who make self-proclaimed sort of accolades for themselves.”

It’s safe to say that Saban is annoyed by the move by UCF.  He’s such an angry little man.  The seeds of a rivalry have been planted.  Let’s get a Bama vs UCF game on the schedule.