I am hard-pressed to come up with anyone in the media who’s a more unabashed supporter of Georgia football than CFN’s Pete Fiutak. His latest post on the subject explores the five things he believes the program has to do to get back to the CFP.
- 5. Decide On A Quarterback
- 4. Don’t Lose At South Carolina
- 3. Be Angry And Focused
- 2. Look The Part
- 1. Duh … Win The SEC Championship
#5 is the most overrated part of that list, but more interesting to me is the most underrated item, #2. That is a spot on argument for the need to convince the selection committee that while Georgia’s schedule this season might be a little on the soft side, the Dawgs handled it like champs. I’d argue that was the case in 2017, but going forward you don’t get the benefit of the doubt for one good season. You get that over time with consistency. (Kirby should know that better than most, given his time in Tuscaloosa.)
The biggest stretch in his piece — something I’m not sure even the most rabid of us here would argue — is his conclusion:
But even if there happen to be two losses in the regular season, as long as Georgia wins the SEC title, it should find its way in …
Because it’s Georgia.
Alrighty then. Can’t wait to read the Stewart Mandel piece in the wake of that happening.