Robert Griffin III and Dan Patrick go toe-to-toe over Florida State's snub
Robert Griffin III and Dan Patrick each had their own opinions on Florida State being left out of the College Football Playoff.
Griffin believed that the committee got it wrong on Wednesday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show. His wife Grete went to Florida State in college and was also upset.
“She was pretty outraged about it as well and so was I that the committee certainly got it wrong,” said Griffin. “It sent the wrong message to all the fans, coaches, and everyone out there that follows the sport.”
Patrick took a different route and asked if Florida State was better than Georgia. Griffin answered by asking if the Seminoles earned the right to play in the Playoff.
“The question is: Did Florida State earn the right to play in the College Football Playoff? Yes they did,” said Griffin. “That’s the question.”
Patrick wasn’t so sure. He thought it was more open to interpretation and had to with money.
“Well, I think that’s a little open to interpretation,” said Patrick. “Because, we assume you go undefeated, that means you get to play. It’s open to interpretation. It’s the human element.”
At the end of the day, Griffin said that the committee’s job is to put the best 4 teams in. If a Power 5 conference champion is undefeated, he thinks they should make it.
“I watched the show yesterday and how you feel that it’s all about the money. What is the College Football Playoff selection committee’s job? What is their job? Their job is to put the 4 best teams in. If their job is to put the 4 best teams in, how are they breaking the criteria of what the 4 best teams are.
“So, if you have these conference champions, and if they’re all similar because they’re all conference champions, if one is undefeated from a Power 5 conference they’ve earned the right to be in the College Football Playoff. Period.”