Former Texas coach Mack Brown, now an analyst with ESPN, talked all things college football playoffs during a Wednesday teleconference.
He was asked about how the College Football Committee might view one-loss Oklahoma, since the Sooners’ one loss came to 3-5 Texas.
Brown said: “The eye test is very, very important, and the Texas-OU game being at mid season, everybody watches it, and for a team in Texas who was struggling because they had lost in a very difficult game to TCU before, it really hurts Oklahoma.
“It’s one of the things I worry about with our committee because we are all human, and we can throw people out of the possibilities very quickly if they have a bad game. As Todd (Blackledge) said, Ohio State’s was early enough last year they got on a roll. And Oklahoma’s doing that, but Oklahoma has to finish at Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State.”
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