Former FSU, Georgia Coach announces Seminoles’ CFP Snub Cause for Player Opt-Outs
I don’t think any of them will leave if they play for a National Championship.andquot; Florida State Seminoles Florida State is scheduled to play the Georgia Bulldogs in the 90th Orange Bowl on December 30th.
The game will be the Noles’ first New Year’s Six Bowl game since 2014, but the festivities around Tallahassee have been great.
Despite a perfect 13-0 record and 12-1 wins over Alabama and Texas in the ACC, FSU was left out of the 2023 College Football Playoff, leading sports figures and politicians across the country to question the integrity of the committee and of the sport itself, that’s why I raised it.
After the snub, Florida State star players Jared Verse, running back Trey Benson, tight end Jaheim Bell, defensive lineman Fabien Lovett and wide receivers Johnny Wilson and Keon Coleman left the Orange Bowl to pursue NFL jobs.
. . Former Georgia coach Mark Richt appeared on the ACC Network on Wednesday and reflected on the situation in Tallahassee. He believes many players will leave the roster and stay for a chance to compete for a national title. And “I know why Florida State kids decided not to play for a lot of reasons.” Richt said. andquot;I don’t think any of them will leave if they play for a National Championship.
College football, a game between the field and the white line, is not in good shape. The reasons for the Seminoles’ departure are somewhat obscure. I was disappointed that the committee decided to drop the undefeated Power 5 champion, and Richt, like many others, did not sit well.
How does the league change history? How does that change the story if a team can’t go to a game undefeated as a Power-5 school? I think it’s ridiculous.
While many experienced players are still preparing for the December 30 challenge, the debate and general criticism of this situation continues.