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Antonya English

Will Muschamp answers Nick Saban's BCS bowl criticism

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November

If Florida coach Will Muschamp isn't careful, he won't be getting invited to visit with his old friends Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban anytime soon.

First, Muschamp took a shot at FSU and the ACC when he said following Saturday's 37-26 win over the Seminoles that the reason the Gators were so successful in the run game was because FSU hadn't seen the type of running game the Gators and SEC operate.

Then today he fired back at Saban when he was asked to respond to the Alabama coach's comments on Sunday about whether the Gators should be the team that plays in the Sugar Bowl.

Saban on Sunday was asked his feelings about the fact that the loser of the SEC Championship game between Alabama and Georgia most likely will not go to a BCS Bowl, but Florida, which did not make it to the title game, is expected to get a Sugar Bowl invitation. Florida is currently No. 4 in the BCS standings behind Notre Dame, Alabama and Georgia. The loser of the SEC title game is expected to fall behind Florida in the BCS rankings. The top four get an automatic invitation, and no more than two teams from one conference are allowed BCS bowl bids.

"For either one of these teams it's not really a great scenario,'' Saban said. "You play your way into the championship game, which means you're the best team in your division, they're the best team in their division. They played their way into the game by a total body of work for the whole season.
It doesn't seem quite right.  But it is what it is.  I don't really know what me commenting about it is going to do to change it.  But I don't feel good about it for our football team or their football team, either one.  But it is what it is."

Muschamp, whose Gators defeated Texas A&M - which is the team Alabama lost to - didn't take that one lightly.

“Well, I can switch and go to Atlanta if he doesn’t want to go to Atlanta and play the Dawgs,'' Muschamp said. "Be careful what you ask for, Nick.”

 

 

[Last modified: Monday, November 26, 2012 3:06pm]

    

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