Muschamp fires back at Saban: “Be careful what you ask for, Nick”

Will Muschamp has fired back at Nick Saban over his BCS bowl complaints.

The loser of Saturday’s SEC Championship between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 UGA will likely drop to a non-BCS bowl game, maybe the Capital One Bowl. Meanwhile, No. 4 Florida will likely make it to the Sugar Bowl, despite not playing for a conference title.

Should Florida get in a BCS bowl over the Alabama-UGA loser?

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Saban is not happy about that. And on this issue, UGA fans might be in agreement with the Alabama coach.

“It’s not really a great scenario,” Saban said on Sunday. “You play your way into the (SEC) Championship game, which means you’re the best team in your division … It doesn’t seem quite right, but it is what it is. I don’t really know what me commenting about it is going to do to change it. But I don’t feel good about it.”

Muschamp responded to the comments from his former boss, Saban.

“Well, I can switch and go to Atlanta if he doesn’t want to go Atlanta and play the Dawgs,” Muschamp told the AP.

“Be careful what you ask for, Nick.”

This makes for some good water-cooler discussion. Last year, Alabama was in a similar position as this year’s Florida team – left out of the SEC Championship game but had clinched a spot in the BCS bowls due to a high ranking.

Florida has defeated four top 10 BCS teams this season. It seems unlikely that Alabama or UGA with two losses would hold off 11-1 Florida in the next BCS rankings to finalize the bowl games.

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Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

November 27th, 2012
1:05 pm

First.

Muschump is a douche. Still angry about that beat down he received last year from Mr. Saban.

Doug Pritchard

November 27th, 2012
1:08 pm

Enter your comments here

KSUAlum

November 27th, 2012
1:12 pm

It IS kind of BS that the loser of the SECCG will apparently get bounced to something like the Capital One Bowl. Just one more reason why we need a wider (not just four teams) playoff system for FBS.

Doug Pritchard

November 27th, 2012
1:14 pm

Enter your comments here Gator nation knows!!!!!! we should play for the National TITLE. who beat more top 10 teams? Who beat more SEC teams? who beat more ranked teams? WELL WELL WELL…….. Go GATORS!!!!!!

Doug Pritchard

November 27th, 2012
1:19 pm

By the way Fleischman is a DOUCHE Bag…..

Horace J. Batiste

November 27th, 2012
1:56 pm

Welllllllllllllllll! Nick what his cake and eat it to. Sad short person. He got that last year and he should have gone to the sugar bowel and cheated OK State out of playing LSU. It is easy Nike resting a game while others are playing

Biff

November 27th, 2012
2:46 pm

Richt and the Dawgs own Muschamp. Gladly play them again and the result would be the same. It’s a rivalry again for the WLOCP.

Rick James

November 27th, 2012
3:58 pm

I dont care for either one of them but Saban had no problem playing for the national title without winning the west or the SEC title.

GO GATORS

November 27th, 2012
4:01 pm

flieshman watch your pie hole before you get your rear end kicked

Spikes Up

November 27th, 2012
4:01 pm

Let Bama play Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Loser doesn’t get any more water from Lake Lanier.

Jacked-up

November 27th, 2012
4:02 pm

First of all.. The BCS is BS.. and everyone knows it. You should not be penalized for being the best team in your division.. especially if that team BEATS FLORIDA.. muschamp! Computer Ranking and Human polls are stupid.. that’s why we play the games to prove who is number 1. Could you imagine if the NFL voted for someone to play int he championship game as oppose to play it off.. I mean C’mon MAN!!! Get real!

Jess

November 27th, 2012
4:03 pm

Shut it Biff, The Dawgs might have won this time, but Florida’s got years and years against ya’ll. And how many heisman’s have come from GA???

GO GATORS

November 27th, 2012
4:04 pm

bet any of you steer puppy fans a dinner at bones the GATORS kick your rears to the curb

Jacked-up

November 27th, 2012
4:06 pm

Hey Go Gators.. We beat ur butt up and down the field.. GO DAWGS..and take your muschomp with you…!!

Jacked-up

November 27th, 2012
4:07 pm

Jess.. I believe that’s 2 yrs in a row .. beat down from the Dawgs.. Series is very even since inception.. so you shut it..

fan

November 27th, 2012
4:10 pm

Muschamp is right. Lord Saban thinks he could waltz into the Sugar BOwl if they were to lose to Georgia, don’t think so. Florida deserve the Sugar Bowl. I don’t think tere is a team in the country that wants to face the gators now or Texas A&M, these two teams will get after you, just ask Florida State and Alabama. Georgia beat a very good Florida team.

GO GATORS

November 27th, 2012
4:17 pm

jacked up your a typical steer puppy you won 2 in a row for the 1st time in 25 years and were a fumble at the 5 yard line from not doing that .what i meant is next year guess that gaga public education is showing through

Nativebird

November 27th, 2012
4:28 pm

Well what all you Alabama and Georgia fans are confused about is that you think you’re in a playoff system, where there is a runner-up having a secondary postion to the title game as the loser of the semi-final. But you are not in a playoff, you are in the BCS system, the unreal world of rankings, opinions, computers, and most of all MONEY in the pockets of fat cat Bowl and conference officials and sponsors. Congratulations.

McDonoughGator

November 27th, 2012
4:31 pm

The AJC just kills me. He said this in a joking matter.

dawgforlife

November 27th, 2012
4:50 pm

your right UGA only has two Heisman’s and I believe FLA has 3..but, what sterling NFL careers they all had…especially Spurrier and Tebow…hall of famers for sure

Deacon Blues

November 27th, 2012
4:53 pm

Florida is nothing if not a flea-bag full of low-rent, cheese dix! Go beat OU in the Sugar Bowl and see where that gets you! You still wont be in the SEC Championship Game or the National Championship Game! UGA beat your butts into the ground and you are still whining about “what if”. SCOREBOARD!

GO GATORS

November 27th, 2012
5:14 pm

deacon blues can i ax you what is dix must be a gaga home thing you didnt beat the GATORS into the ground and you know it so happy for you steer puppy fans now you will have Richt as coach for the next 10 years

GO GATORS

November 27th, 2012
5:19 pm

HERSHEL WAS THE MOST OVER RATED PLAYER EVER and according to his own words held a gun to his wifes head what a class act

BowlBS

November 27th, 2012
5:20 pm

BCS Bowl system is flawed? Ha – remember how random and political the Bowl selection process was / still is before the BCS? It’s all about the $’s and which fanbase can travel the best as well as the TV ratings a certain match up may bring. Fair ain’t go nothing to do with it.

Top Dawg

November 27th, 2012
5:43 pm

Muschump is wrong on this one.

zbulldawg

November 27th, 2012
7:06 pm

After the Dawgs beat Bama the Gators will be No. 3 !! And after it’s all over the Dawgs & the Gators will be 1 & 2 !! Got it Saban ? See ya wouldn’t want to be ya !! LET THE BIG DAWG EAT

Factoid

November 27th, 2012
7:20 pm

Just more of the stupidity that is the BCS.

phil

November 27th, 2012
7:45 pm

A shot?

Hardly. Overhyped, nonsense headline.

DawgFan

November 27th, 2012
7:50 pm

New BCS playoff. 8 teams. Top 4 from Sec and 4 more to be chosen by Sec Commissioner. 1st round Sec teams play the other 4 which would most likely yield a 4 team Sec tournament for the Sec/National Championship. Think about it

Numba1Fan

November 27th, 2012
7:56 pm

Hey GO GATORS, you are on the wrong blog. BTW, whos mmaking love to your old lady? Why its Papa Dawg of course.

;-)

jack

November 27th, 2012
9:34 pm

So should the loser of last years SECCG have gotten the second BCS bowl slot last year as opposed to BAMA?

jack

November 27th, 2012
9:40 pm

Depends on how the game plays out,,, close loss… maybe loser. blow out… Fla should pass the loser

GIVE ME A BREAK

November 27th, 2012
10:39 pm

If you had Hershel, it was like having 12 extra guys on the team. Drop the division crap and have a 4 team playoff within the conference. The BCS and the NCAA are run by idiots.

Buck Strickland

November 27th, 2012
10:39 pm

Hmm. I’m guessing the UF fans may be Tech fans in disguise. Either way, system sucks both ways, UF deserves it more than Notre Dame NOT UGA or Bama. And UGA/Bama loser deserves a better bowl than Cotton or Chik-fil-A. They should allow 3 SEC teams in bcs and drop Big East and ACC. Would you rather watch UGA/Bama vs. Oregon/k state or FSU/Tech vs Lville/kent state!

ga gator

November 27th, 2012
10:45 pm

The rules are the rules no matter how dumb they may be; however Saban certainly didn’t complain last year when he did not win the SECCG and UGA did not complain when they came in second in the East in 2007 after losing 2 games (SC and Tn) and then went to the Sugar Bowl against Hawaii over East Champ Tennessee.. All of this can be eliminated if we just had a playoff. I would prefer a 6 team playoff with #1&2 getting a bye and playing the winners of 3-6 and 4-5.

The Truth

November 27th, 2012
10:48 pm

Without multiple personality Hershel Walker, UGA football would not be SHIP!

ga gator

November 27th, 2012
10:50 pm

Spikes Up that was actually funny.

roonnie turner

November 27th, 2012
11:05 pm

shut up muschamp you had your chance again georgia and could not get the the job done so shut up

Buck Strickland

November 27th, 2012
11:08 pm

Herschel Walker was the GREATEST running back to ever play college football. Anyone who makes fun of his mental instability has an appropriate amount of bad karma coming their way. He’s a great person that has battled some mental issues, which he has documented. And is hands down a greater person and athlete than anyone on this stupid blog including me. Unless you’re name is Barry Sanders you best not disagree or look like a fool.

Buck Strickland

November 27th, 2012
11:11 pm

your, not you’re.

Buckeye

November 28th, 2012
6:47 am

One day, Muschump’s head is going to explode on live TV. Can’t wait!

Buckeye

November 28th, 2012
6:48 am

buck,

Archie Griffin was the GREATEST running back to ever play college football and has the TWO Heismans to prove it.

RunninWithTheDawgs

November 28th, 2012
7:00 am

Muschamp knows it’s not right and so does
everybody else. Whatever happened to common sense ?

BobDawg

November 28th, 2012
7:18 am

I voted YES for the Gators as the same thing happened to the Tide last year and the Gators had a heckava year and played the toughest schedule. I think it’s win/win here… The SEC Championship is like life… Seal the deal and you get to kiss the girl…. Don’t and its beer and chips by the campfire… I wish this deal had been around when the Dawgs just missed out in the early 2000’s when you had to win the conference and were basically blocked unless you did…

Gator Phil

November 28th, 2012
8:29 am

What a stupid headline: Can any of you read into the sarcasm of Muschamp’s statement? He was saying in a joking manner that he’d rather be in the SEC title game than be guaranteed a slot in the Sugar-that’s it. Jeesh! Conspiracy theorists abound. Finally-what don’t UGA/Bama fans get; one loss is better than two losses. Simple arithmatic. Bama doesn’t have an argument at all if they lose. UGA has one since they beat UF, but then they’d still have to somehow explain that nasty 28 point beatdown by South Carolina in addiotn to a loss to bama. By the way dog fans, since when is a one score game a beatdown? That’s total hyperbole and like saying Obama in 2012 or Bush in 2000 won a mandate of the nation. A victory by any other name is still a victory.

Gator Phil

November 28th, 2012
8:32 am

BobDawg-
Thank you for using logic, not emotion.

dap01

November 28th, 2012
8:38 am

Florida’s coach is lacking in the class department. It’s not right, Why should a team be punished for playing in a championship game.

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

November 28th, 2012
9:00 am

Ha ha Gayturds your season is a joke. The Mighty BULLDAWGS kicked your buttocks and ruined your season. BHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

November 28th, 2012
9:01 am

Mark Richt owns Muschump.

Fleisch tells the truth you liberal Gayturd fans!

Biff Pocoroba Fan Club President

November 28th, 2012
9:34 am

Muschamp had his chance at UGA and well… let’s just say he had to throw out the bedsheets.