As you'd expect, Art Briles used his postgame interview after Baylor knocked off Kansas State to advocate for his squad's spot in the College Football playoff:
Briles: "This is America. If you and I race and you beat me, you’re better than me." #SicEm— Matt Hayes (@Matt_HayesSN) December 7, 2014
Plus this over-the-top graphic from the team twitter account:leaving Baylor out was "not the American way." I'm not *quite* sure what he means -- did America invent the idea of races? Couldn't you kinda argue that we kinda don't even elect presidents by giving it to the guy who won the head-to-head? -- but we feel for Briles and all Baylor fans who might have to watch a team they beat head into the Playoff.
That's a tough pill to swallow, but at least two very very good teams are going to have to sit out, and whoever it is will feel bitter about it.
He wasn't done. After exchanging words with the Big 12's commissioner postgame:
Briles on Bowlsby: "Don't go public and say we're both co-champs if our bylaws say H2H is our tiebreaker for a bowl" if not in top 4— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 7, 2014
Art Briles: "If you’re going to slogan around and say there’s One True Champion, don’t go out the back door instead of the front."— Tim Griffin (@TimGriffinBig12) December 7, 2014
These were the talking points Briles brought with him to the postgame press conference. pic.twitter.com/gerjHnSitY— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) December 7, 2014
And he STILL wasn't done. (He's referring to ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback who apparently hasn't praised Baylor to Briles' liking. The Buckeyes are the other team Baylor's competing with for a Playoff spot.)
Art Briles just said "Herbstreit. I don't know where he went to college, but I guess we can find that out." ON ESPN. ARRRRRT.— SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) December 7, 2014
Art Briles on if @CFBPlayoff system is working: "It’s not working, if we’re not in it"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 7, 2014