The AJC’s Jeff Schultz on the University of Georgia likely being the 4th best football team in the Southeastern Conference.
I especially appreciate this:
LSU won a BCS title in 2003 under Nick Saban and in 2007 under Les Miles. That matches Florida’s two championships in the last three seasons. Alabama was undefeated last season until losing to Florida in the SEC title game. It’s a three-team conference right now. Georgia is running as a field entry.
During Richt’s tenure since 2001, four programs have won SEC championships: LSU (three), Florida (two), Georgia (two) and Auburn (one). During that same eight-season span, the Dogs and Tigers are tied with the most top-10 finishes in the final AP rankings (five). That’s ahead of Florida (three), Auburn and Alabama (two each), and Tennessee (one).
The body of work is impressive.
The question: Is the body of work enough any more?
I have long been a vocal opponent of UGA’s defensive coordinator Willie Martinez. But I think Coach Mark Richt needs to look at several of his coaches and really determine who can make Georgia the top team in the country. Georgia should be one of the top programs in the nation every year.
And here is a little goodie for the LSU game today (it isn’t the best quality):