Nick Saban recently responded to a question asking if the SEC Championship will have the same significance next season when the College Football Playoff expands to 12 teams.
Saban has won the SEC Championship as a head coach ten times. The last time he coached the Crimson Tide to an SEC Championship win was in 2021 when the Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Alabama head coach feels the games’ significance will not be impacted by the change.
“I think winning the SEC is always a big thing,” Saban said. “Ever since I’ve been in this league, when you played in this game, when maybe the Playoffs weren’t the significant outcome that it is right now, it was still something special to be able to win the SEC. I mean, this is a great league. There’s a lot of good teams. For your team to get in the position to play another great team in this league… Most of the games we’ve been involved in involved great teams. It means a lot to me. I think it means a lot to our players. I think it will mean a lot in the future, as well. I don’t think whether there’s four teams in the Playoffs or 12 teams in the Playoffs, I mean, this game has some significance in terms of what might happen in the Playoff, but that’s not necessarily true all the time. There is a significance to playing in the SEC Championship game.”
Saban will be looking for his 11th SEC title on Saturday.
Hali Cameron is a recruiting reporter Touchdown Alabama .