I came across this 2014 preview assessment and thought I’d share:
What to make of Georgia these days? It’s been years since the Dawgs could be called a legitimately elite program—you have to go all the way back to the early days of the Mark Richt Era for that—and last season’s 8-5 record didn’t exactly hint at great things to come, either. I mean, really, Georgia? Losing to Nebraska in your bowl game? While it’s true that there is talent here (there always is) and while it’s true that many experts have this team pegged for a big jump forward in 2014, I remain dubious. Richt isn’t what he once was and this program is miles away from competing with the true SEC elites. (And, no, Bulldogs fans, I don’t want to hear the ‘injuries’ excuse.)
I get the “isn’t what he once was” bit, but “miles away”? Did I miss something sitting in Sanford Stadium last September? Isn’t the reason most of us have been frustrated with the program is because we perceive it as an underachiever?