By Kevin Kelley, FB Schedules:
ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd ripped Alabama and head coach Nick Saban yesterday over the quality of their 2013 football schedule. Cowherd was initially defending Notre Dame and their decision to drop future football games against Michigan from their schedules. That decision prompted Michigan head coach Brady Hoke to say over the weekend that Notre Dame was “chickening out” of their rivalry with the Wolverines. In reviewing Notre Dame’s schedule for 2013 and beyond, Cowherd stated that it was “perfect” and that “there are a lot worse schedules in college football.” He noted tough opponents such as Arizona State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas, USC, and the five ACC games.
Then he took a look at Alabama’s 2013 schedule, and that’s when the fireworks began. “Give me Alabama’s schedule next year. Go look at Alabama’s schedule right now. Oh, the great Alabama. Let me see that then. And this is the great SEC, right? It’s unbelievable. Let’s read it right now for you. 2013, alright, here we go, here’s their tough schedule, Alabama. OK, at Texas A&M early, tough as heck. Colorado State, Georgia State, at Kentucky, Tennessee’s a mess, Chattanooga Mocs, Auburn’s a mess…that’s a real toughie. They get LSU at home. They don’t have to play Georgia – they don’t have to play Georgia! Don’t have to play Florida, don’t have to play South Carolina. They’ve got three of the best teams in their division, er…conference and they’re not on their schedule, and they face something called the Chattanooga Mocs?” [More]