Larry Scott: "I don't think coaches should vote"
- Published: Thursday, 16 August 2012 08:40
- by Doug Samuels
In a radio interview on the "Mason and Ireland Show" Larry Scott shared his belief that coaches should not vote in a poll that ultimately helps determine the national champion.
"I think it's an unfair position to put the coaches in, to supposedly vote objectively when they've got a very natural conflict of interest, No. 1, and, No. 2, I think most coaches are focused on their own games -- let alone breaking down tape afterwards and all that. So to expect that coaches could have a good, balanced, well-researched perspective on who the best teams are in any given week is a fallacy."'
When asked if he was surprised that Lane Kiffin had decided to no longer vote in the poll, Scott said that he understood his position, and that's an issue that will only be relevant for another few seasons.
"I'm not surprised Lane didn't want to be part of it anymore, I don't think any coaches should be in that position, and they won't be, starting in 2014."