You hear it. We hear it. It’s the voices, increasingly in chorus, claiming that Alabama should qualify for the College Football Playoff over the Texas Longhorns – the only team to beat the Crimson Tide this season.
Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt is having none of it.
“You can hear the drumbeat,” Klatt said earlier this week, per On3. “You hear it every Saturday. You see it on social media. You heard it last night as the rankings (were) released. You hear this drumbeat for a 12-1 Alabama that it’s like well, it’s different and they’re so much better now. And hey, if they beat No. 1 Georgia and they end that win streak, and so now you’re sitting there, Florida State remains undefeated, the Big Ten champ remains undefeated, Oregon goes 12-1 or Washington goes undefeated and Bama beats Georgia.”
Klatt added, “Guess what? There are going to be a lot of voices, not mine, but a lot of voices spewing the propaganda that Bama deserves to be in the playoff over Texas, which is patently absurd.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Jonathon Brooks’ injury was the biggest at Texas since...?
Austin American-Statesman: Good catch: Adonai Mitchell is making a big impact for Texas
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Not a bad call for Quinn Ewers to come back to Texas in 2024
247Sports: Texas Football Notebook: CJ Baxter’s maturity, AD Mitchell’s championship attitude and more
Inside Texas: Texas kicker Bert Auburn bursting with confidence and improving as the season goes along
Inside Texas: Jarrod Hufford calls out Texas, and the Longhorns can prove they’ve changed by doing something about it
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: WATCH: Texas 4-star QB commit KJ Lacey shows off touch and accuracy in regular season junior film
247Sports: Following the Future: How Texas commits performed last weekend
247Sports: Longhorns’ strong offensive line play in 2023 catching the attention of Denton Ryan four-star OT Ty Haywood
247Sports: Watch: Top highlights from Texas commits last week
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns Recruiting Intel: 2025 running back review
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Austin American-Statesman: Which Big 12 football championship game we’d like to see most
Austin American-Statesman: Discussing Jonathon Brooks and the Iowa State Cyclones
247Sports: Texas defense preps for young QB, this time being the nation’s top freshman in Iowa State’s Rocco Becht
Inside Texas: Comparing statistics between Texas and Iowa State
Inside Texas: 1st & 10: Coaching buyouts, playoff rankings, Iowa State talking, Big 12 lunacy
Our Daily Bears: Bears run away from Roos 99-61
Frogs O’ War: Men’s Basketball: Coles leads TCU to 3-0 start with win over UTRGV
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas vanquishes Kentucky 89-84
Rock Chalk Talk: A (semi) statistical recap of Kentucky
Black & Gold Banneret: Where does UCF’s win over No. 15 Oklahoma State rank all-time?
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball takes on Iowa State tonight at 6pm Central.
- Texas women’s basketball beat UT-Arlington last night.