Nick Saban is never one to hide his displeasure. If Alabama’s head coach isn’t happy with something in his sport, he will let the media hear about it. He’s already voiced his opposition to the “satellite camps” that several Big Ten schools have held or plan to hold in SEC territory. On Wednesday, he took aim at another topic: the College Football Playoff’s fit within the bowl system.

While Saban is certainly unhappy with the results of the inaugural CFP, in which his Crimson Tide fell to eventual national champion Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, that’s not what the coach is concerned with.

Instead, Saban feels the playoff system has taken attention away from teams playing in regular old bowl games.

“A lot of young men get a lot of positive self-gratification from being able to go to a bowl game and that’s always been a special thing,” Saban told on Wednesday at a pro-am golf tournament. “…By having a playoff we would minimize the interest in other bowl games, which I think is sort of what happened and I hate to see that for college football.”

Saban even went as far as to suggest that college football should go with strictly one system or the other, suggesting either reverting from the playoff system — which won’t happen any time soon, as ESPN has a 12-year contract worth $7.3 billion for the playoffs — or eliminating bowl games all together, which would in turn provide a lot fewer opportunities for college players to shine.

The attention paid to the College Football Playoff over bowl games — “which was great to be a part of,” Saban said — was the coach’s biggest fear for the postseason, he said.

It sounds like Saban wants the sport do something to maintain its “uniqueness” in its postseason system, something many fans wanted to see the sport move away from. While the playoffs aren’t likely to change anytime soon other than potential expansion of the playoff field, Saban will surely continue to make his opinion known.