GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Social media allows smack talk to be disseminated to fans throughout the country in seconds, allowing for instant reactions and occasionally some classic back-and-forth banter between coaches.
(More often than not it is a misunderstanding, but allow us to indulge you since it's still July and we can't wait for football).
In the midst of a discussion on the College Football Playoff format, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher complained at the lack of uniformity with league schedules and conference championships. Here's how the back-and-forth played out in person:
Question: Are you in favor of expanding the playoff to 8 teams?
Fisher: I'm not. Do I think inevitably it will? Yeah I do. But really, are you not in eight now? Because you got a conference championship, you're in more than that right now. You got a playoff game there.
And by the way, I think every conference should have to have one. We got a championship where not everyone plays the same number of games and does the same things. I think it's ridiculous.
The quote was spread on social media, and resulted in a response from West Virginia starting quarterback, and former Seminole, Clint Trickett.
Then, someone relayed the Fisher comments -- or, social media's version of them, to Baylor coach Art Briles at Big 12 Media Days. Needless to say, he was displeased.
Art Briles on Jimbo Fisher/title game comments: “He needs to worry about the ACC… Don't come to Texas telling me how to do my business.”— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) July 21, 2014
No need to point fingers here. Instead let us all imagine how awesome a Florida State-Baylor national semifinal would be on Jan. 1, 2015. It's our best opportunity to see this fake beef squashed.