Will Muschamp: We agreed to these rules

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday December 03, 2012


Posted by: Chris Vannini on December 3, 2012

Will Muschamp isn't going to be complaining.

Florida has one of the best resumes in college football this season, but a loss to Georgia in Jacksonville kept the Gators out of the SEC and national championship games. Georgia's loss in the SEC championship knocked them out of a BCS game, as Florida is heading to the Sugar Bowl.

But Muschamp isn't going to complain too much about the system, because it's not the right time.

"I've been on both ends of this," Muschamp said. "I think I was at LSU when we had the opportunity to play Oklahoma for a national championship in the Sugar Bowl, and we had that opportunity. Granted that probably BCS in the voting or whatever the calculation is (helped). I was on the flipside of that at Texas when we tied for the Big 12 Championship there as far as the south division and didn't get an opportunity to play in the National Championship and Oklahoma did.

"Again, we all sit there before the season and we agree on all these rules and this is what we are going to do.  I'm not saying we have to like them but when we sit down and agree with something, and then at the end of the day we want to complain about the rules. I mean, we started the season understanding the rules of engagement. It is what it is and obviously it's going to change in two years.  It will be a little different spin to it.

"I am frustrated from the standpoint of playing in our league and being limited to only two teams getting in. Obviously Charlie (Strong) would feel the same way having coached in this league and understanding how difficult it is.  But these are the rules we started the year with, so be it."

Below is Muschamp's press conference from last week

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