Russ Mitchell, you may recall, is the CFN writer who predicted that Mark Richt would get canned in the middle of the 2011 season, then repeated his call for Richt’s departure after last season’s debacle in Columbia. Last I checked, Richt is still manning an office in Butts-Mehre after winning the SEC East in both of those seasons. So Mitchell’s got his work cut out for him as a fortune-teller.
It looks like he’s elected to go subtle this go ’round with his Georgia preview.
The season will be a success if … Georgia wins the national championship. Winning the SEC title is a must to take that next step, but going 12-1 with an SEC Champion t-shirt won’t cut it. If you’re an elite SEC team, you win the national title or you don’t.
Well, gawsh. I guess there’s only one elite SEC team a year.
Just curious how many of you out there agree with that and would consider winning an SEC title “not cutting it”. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to see another national title in my lifetime as much as the next person, but I can’t say I wouldn’t take a great deal of pleasure in walking out of the Dome after a win there. (It sure felt good the last two times I experienced that. Still does, for that matter.)
Anyway, I do wonder if Mitchell would actually go there again if Georgia lost a national title game. I sort of doubt it, but, then again, it’s not as if he’s been reluctant to call for Richt’s head in the midst of double-digit win seasons.