One could easily say that Central Florida is taking this thing a bit too far. It’s already known that the Knights are upset about being left out of last season’s College Football Playoff following a perfect regular season.
We have multiple examples of those within the Central Florida program claiming that they, not the Alabama Crimson Tide, are the true reigning College Football National Champions. Here’s one example.
That’s now been taken to a whole new level. During the program’s spring game on Saturday at Spectrum Stadium in Orlando, the Knights unveiled this banner depicting them as the true champs.
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) April 21, 2018
Despite boasting a perfect 12-0 regular season record with wins over ranked teams such as Memphis and South Florida, former head coach Scott Frost and Co. were left out of college football’s equivalent of the Final Four. Instead, Central Florida would ultimately go on to route then No. 7-ranked Auburn in the Peach Bowl.
If we expected this story to die down heading into the 2018 season, Saturday’s events certainly tell us a different story.