Texas A&M AD makes case for Aggies to make Playoff
Texas A&M seems to have settled on a one-line argument for its case to make the College Football Playoff. Coach Jimbo Fisher shared it after the Aggies beat Tennessee, and Athletics Director Ross Bjork picked up the case on Twitter.
The Aggies, who entered the weekend ranked No. 5 in the Playoff rankings, say they deserve to be included because of how well they endured the grind of an SEC-only schedule. Fisher also added that the Aggies’ lone loss to Alabama was when the Crimson Tide still had star WR Jaylen Waddle, who suffered a serious leg injury later against Tennessee. In the history of the Playoff format, every one-loss SEC team has made the playoff.
“I don’t care what league you’re in. If you’re gonna pick the best four teams, we’re one of them,” Fisher said.
The Aggies’ argument of seven straight wins is meant directly for Ohio State, which overcame a sluggish first half, and halftime deficit, to knock off Northwestern to move to 6-0 on the season. The Buckeyes had nearly two dozen players out for the Big Ten Championship.
Whoop. Is this good? @AggieFootball is a playoff team. 7 SEC wins in a row when some teams won’t even play 7 games‼️‼️
We’re ready. 👍💪 pic.twitter.com/oYZ9VDjQMK
— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) December 19, 2020