Jalen Hurts and Oklahoma defeated Baylor 30-23 in Saturday’s Big 12 Championship. That puts the Sooners in prime position to make the College Football Playoff, pending the LSU-Georgia outcome.

The Sooners need the Tigers to beat the Bulldogs in order to punch their ticket to the Playoff.

One team that is out of the Playoff running is two-loss Alabama. The Crimson Tide dropped from No. 5 to No. 12 following the loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. So, naturally, folks will talk about Hurts making the Playoff, while Alabama is sitting at home. It appears that ESPN’s Mike Greenberg was the first media member to offer is take on the subject.

Saban has had nothing but respect for Hurts since he left, and Hurts handled the entire situation trying not to be a distraction. Earlier this year, Saban was asked about Hurts’ terrific debut at Oklahoma, and he had a classy response.

“I didn’t see the game last night. We work on Sunday nights, but I hear he played extremely well and did an outstanding job,” Saban said of Hurts. “That doesn’t surprise me in the least bit.”

He added that he was “very happy for him,” and that’s always been the case.

In order to keep Oklahoma out of the Playoff, Georgia will need to find a way to upset LSU in the SEC Championship Game.

Social media reacted to Greenberg’s tweet accordingly: