Stop me if you’ve heard this before:
HC Mark Richt has never finished lower than 3rd in his division in his 14 years here and no other SEC team has done that.
Of course, here’s comes the “but”.
UGA has never won a National Title under Richt and many fans believe he has underachieved because he raised expectations so high.
Mark Richt has lost control of fans’ expectations, damn it. But that’s not all he’s lost.
Georgia has been favored in all but 1 game (at Auburn 2013) the last 2 years but have been upset 7 times.
None of which is to say that Steele doesn’t pick Georgia to win the East this season. He does, and, citing talent and a schedule with only three conference road games, goes on to call the Dawgs “a legitimate SEC and National Title contender”.
All in all, I’d say Steele has a pretty good handle on the state of things. What about you?