CFN’s Matt Zemek explores the question of who is the best active coach yet to win a national championship, and concludes that
… The top four coaches in college football, right now, are Pete Carroll, Jim Tressel, Bob Stoops, and Richt. The first three men have won a national title. The fourth man is the best coach who hasn’t yet held the hardware. This season might change things, but even if it doesn’t, Mark Richt is to be accorded a level of respect that few other active coaches can match. He might become the next Bill Self, but remember that Self was pretty good even before the Kansas Jayhawks cut down the nets a few days ago. Win or lose, Georgia is very fortunate to have its current head coach.
Far be it from me to argue with him, but, again, we should realize that it’s the nature of the media to keep building this narrative as the ’08 season approaches. How Richt, his coaches and players handle the attention and the pressure that will come with it will make for a compelling story in and of itself.