The Quad makes Georgia its pick for #2 in the country, seeing the Dawgs facing off against Southern Cal for the MNC.
It’s a complementary piece, as this passage on Mark Richt indicates:
… Though largely overlooked on a national basis, Richt is certainly one of the top coaches in the country. Since the start, Richt has had the Bulldogs among the top programs in the nation. After going 8-4 in 2001 (his debut season), tying a Georgia record for wins by a rookie coach, Richt led the Dawgs to a team-record 13 wins in 2002, a season that culminated in an SEC championship. Richt duplicated that feat in 2005, when he led Georgia to a 10-3 mark and its second conference title. There has been no down point for the Bulldogs since Richt took over, though one could point out the 9-4 mark in 2006 as a brief lull for the Georgia program. You’re doing pretty well when a 9-4 record, with a .500 mark in the SEC, signals the lowest point of your tenure. Only five SEC coaches have won 10 games or more in four straight seasons: Richt (2002-5), Bear Bryant (1971-74, 1977-80), Vince Dooley (1980-83), Phil Fulmer (1995-98) and Steve Spurrier (1993-98). How about that list?