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Alabama Coach Nick Saban In Favor Of Four Team Playoff

Speaking at a teen suicide awareness fundraiser in Nashville Wednesday, Alabama head football coach Nick Saban said that he agreed with the concept of a plus-one playoff system and that he does not believe it should be comprised of only conference champions.

“There are conferences that are in the BCS that if they played in the SEC, their champion may be in fourth or fifth place,” said Saban, according to “If you’re one of the best two teams, you should be able to play in the game.”

In addition, Saban also believes that the money made from such a playoff system should be returned to the players.

“I’d like to see us use the bowl system we have now, and I’d also like to see the money that gets made from this four-team playoff go back to the players,” Saban said, according to the report.