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Every year I'm reminded what an ugly trophy the College Football Playoff came up with.
I don’t know anything about Nick Saban’s politics but if he had chosen that for his career he’d have been better at it than just about anyone and done more for his constituents than most of the folks who do get in office. And I wouldn’t say that about many football coaches.