Nebraska head coach Scott Frost is continuing his beef with Alabama, which is in a back-and-forth with Frost’s former employer, UCF.
“Alabama probably has one or two national championships they claim that weren’t necessarily recognized by everybody,” Frost told KETV (h/t ESPN).
Frost led UCF to a 13-0 season before taking the Nebraska job and supports the school’s recent claim of a national championship, saying it is smart in terms of keeping the program in the national spotlight.
UCF was kept out of that playoff despite a glowing record.
Saban stoked the flames when he told USA Today that while UCF can make any claim they want, “self-proclaimed is not the same as actually earning it.”
“We’ve only had one undefeated team, and that is really hard to do,” Saban said. “So I have a tremendous amount of respect for their team and what they were able to accomplish. … And they can make every claim that they should have been in the playoff. I get that.
“But we have a system, and it’s not fair to the people who went through the system and earned their way playing really, really good teams — I mean really good teams — and really tough games. It’s not quite fair to them for somebody else just to decide to [claim a national championship].”