Urban Meyer Takes A Surprising Stance On How Alabama Schedules Games
Urban Meyer takes a surprising stance on how Alabama schedules its games in a recent interview with Colin Cowherd.
While appearing on The Herd on Friday in preparation for this weekend’s games, Meyer delved into something of a controversial topic: Nick Saban’s scheduling practices.
Alabama has often been criticized in recent years for refusing to schedule legitimate non-conference opponents.
When Meyer was asked about this by Cowherd, he offered an interesting take.
“I think Alabama’s changing but that’s way down the road when they’re going to Wisconsin,” he said.
“I think they’re going home-and-home with Wisconsin,” he added.
“But you have to figure too that the SEC is getting two teams a year into the playoff.
“And Ohio State’s not. So does schedule strength really matter? That’s the question – does it matter? Should it matter more?
“Those are all debates.”
Meyer then referenced a previous conversation he had on this topic.
“I remember Gene and I talking about it. You can say that schedule strength matters, but wait a minute, does it?
“If Ohio State doesn’t get in the playoff or another school doesn’t get in the playoff and they’re playing nine conference games and another big-time opponent and they don’t get in.
“And someone’s playing eight conference games and then maybe not the strongest non-conference but they do get two in – those are all conversations you have to have.”
If Meyer returns to coaching, it will be interesting to see whether his stance on Alabama’s scheduling practices changes or stays the same.