Alabama lost in the Rose Bowl 27-20 this afternoon against Michigan, and Florida State fans are letting the Crimson Tide, Kirk Herbstreit, and anyone who showed any support for Alabama have it on social media. Florida State's omission in the College Football Playoff will forever make them the answer to a trivia question: "What was the only undefeated conference champion left out of the four-team College Football Playoff?"
Kirk Herbstreit, who famously (or infamously) said that Florida State should not have made it to the College Football Playoff because of the injury to quarterback Jordan Travis, has been the primary target for FSU Twitter:
The beef between Herbstreit and Florida State fans stem from a rant the former Ohio State captain went on two weeks ago where he said that Alabama was the better team despite losing to Texas early in the season and FSU being undefeated:
Much of the narrative surrounding FSU's exclusion from the Playoff had to do with Jordan Travis suffering a gruesome broken leg against North Alabama. The committee felt that the Seminoles were not the same team without their starting quarterback, and they were right about that. However, Jalen Milroe's lackluster performance did not help Alabama's case.
Milroe went 16-23 for 116 yards and a lost fumble. He was also sacked six times. Tate Rodemaker, who would have started against Michigan was 12-25 for 134 yards in his first start against rival Florida. There are those who feel that Rodemaker would have fared just as well as Milroe against Michigan.
#FSUTwitter had receipts for everyone after Alabama's loss:
Before FSU Twitter gets all high and mighty, they did get dog walked by Georiga 63-3, and the game was not that competitive. While the Seminoles were missing several key players because of opt outs and injury, the Bulldogs were missing some key players also.
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