Presumably fresh off noting that Democrats can't win Presidential elections or an African-American can't win an Oscar, Tommy Tuberville now complains that SEC teams can't make the national title game without a playoff. Uh, Tommy...
Whadya know, it is possible for an SEC team to play for the national title! And you know what else is funny, Tommy? Those SEC teams made the national title game in years in which they played major conference opponents on the road! (Florida '96 and Tennessee '98 actually played good opponents on the road, at that.) Imagine that! They didn't need eight home games to make it to the title game!
We should all sympathize with Tuberville's situation, since most fans would react in an irrational manner if our teams went through the SEC schedule unbeaten and didn't get the chance to play for the national title. I also agree with Tuberville that turning the bowls into a four-team playoff is a great idea. That said, Tommy's whining isn't going to endear him to anyone, especially since his complaint is so demonstrably false. It sucks that his team happened to go unbeaten in a year in which the pre-season #1 and #2 also went unbeaten, but that had nothing to do with the SEC being impossible to navigate. Also, a team whose biggest road tests this year are at Alabama and South Carolina, both of which look like 8-4/7-5 teams, shouldn't be complaining about a murderous schedule. Now, if Auburn makes it through the schedule unbeaten and then has to play 11-1 Florida in the SEC Title Game, then Tuberville will have a legitimate argument, since USC, the Michigan/Ohio State winner, and the Louisville/West Virginia winner won't face the same challenge.
Tuberville also ought to look in the mirror and recognize that his own decision to limit his offense ensures that games are closer than they should be and they make a loss more likely. Teams like South Carolina and Alabama can pose a threat when you play them with one hand tied behind your back because you don't understand risk/reward properly.