Art Briles needs to shut up and play ball. Contrast Gary Patterson and Art Briles for a second.
Patterson wasn't happy but he said nothing, went right back to his team and got them ready for a game. They took all of their frustrations out on their opponent and looked great in a "meaningless" bowl game. People watched that game and thought, hmm, TCU was pretty damn good. Wonder if they were more deserving of a title nod?
Briles pissed and moaned for a few days, went into the bowl game thinking they were deserving of better and got punched in the jaw by a team that only lost to the championship game participants. I don't buy the "they didn't want to be there" line because for 3 quarters Baylor was playing like a team who wanted to win until MSU broke their will and beat them. Now he is citing an 8-4 vote as proof that his team was close? Kind of like saying "we had a lead at the end of the 3rd quarter so we sure were close to winning the game"
End of the day, Sparty couldn't rally to beat Ohio State or Oregon but they were good enough to come back from a big deficit to beat Baylor. Pretty much says it all.