The 2018 season is only a couple of short months away, and that means we’ll get to see if Alabama can repeat as national champions.

The Crimson Tide will once again be a team to be reckoned with, but nothing is guaranteed. That is, unless you ask FOX Sports announcer Tim Brando.

Brando joined “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Monday and said he thinks Alabama is a lock for the College Football Playoff. He then went on to blast the CFP selection committee for looking over the Tide’s weak non-conference schedule while criticizing other teams (like Georgia) for the same thing:

Alabama’s biggest non-conference game this year is Louisville, but there’s no way the Crimson Tide could have known that the Cardinals would be trying to replace a Heisman-winning quarterback in Lamar Jackson back when they scheduled the game.

Alabama has series against Texas and Notre Dame coming in the future, and more spots to fill in other years’ non-conference schedules. It’ll be interesting to see what they do with those slots, but if the Tide continue to dominate the SEC, they’ll continue to get the benefit of the doubt with the CFP committee despite the protests of Brando.