Look, guys, if I’m not slitting my wrists over Georgia’s loss to Alabama, it’s not because I wasn’t disappointed in the outcome. Trust me; I was there and I wasn’t celebrating at the game’s end.
Let me put my current even keel in perspective for you with a simple question: at this very moment, is there any other program in the country besides Alabama — duh — that you’d trade places with Georgia for? I can’t think of one. Considering where we thought Georgia was before the season started, I count that as remarkable progress. Sue me for being optimistic as a result.
Kirby Smart’s already accomplished something that genuinely concerned me at this time last year. He’s managed to overcome the limitations of an athletic department I wouldn’t trust to find its way out of a paper bag if I gave it a flashlight and pointed it in the right direction first. If he can do that, is it really that hard to imagine he can’t lead this program to a national title in the near future?