UCF is calling itself national champions. Florida Gov. Rick Scott agrees
- Autor: Montenegro Chinchilla Ene 09, 2018,
Ene 09, 2018, 1:56
Even though the current College Football Playoff contract runs through 2025, there remains a faction that believes the playoff field should include eight teams - the five Power 5 conference champions and three at-large participants, which might include a school the size of UCF. The school was controversially left out of the college playoff, but it hasn't stopped the state of Florida from celebrating. "I like any sport - and I heard [Alabama] coach [Nick] Saban say this - I like any sport where things are decided on the field, it's not subjective, the champion isn't decided by 12 people sitting in a board room".
"If you take the long view of the history of college football, there's an awful lot of national championships being claimed by universities that didn't accomplish what we accomplished this year in those respective seasons, so we feel we're more than justified to claim our first national championship, and we think it'll be the first of many", UCF athletic director Danny White told ESPN.
Yes, Auburn did beat Alabama this season, but that game was played in front of a hostile crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Last week, Central Florida declared themselves as national champions after beating Auburn in the Peach Bowl.
The event is free and considered to be family-friendly. He, like nearly everyone else, knows the title won't be won until Monday night.
Frost said he returned to Nebraska because he thought the conditions were right for him to do so.