During the Richt era, a common rebuttal to Georgia never having a truly awful season (2010 was the only year Richt’s Dawgs finished under .500) was hey, look at Auburn. Sure, everyone acknowledged the occasional season of crap on the Plains, but Marshall! Cam! 2004! Yeah, plenty of Georgia fans pronounced themselves happy to trade places and swap results.
The last time the Tigers had consecutive 10-win seasons was under Dye in 1988 and ’89. The last time they finished in the AP top 10 two years running was under Bowden in 1993 and ’94. And the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry has pivoted to Georgia. Since the fourth-and-10 Devon Aromashodu catch/run/fumble of 2005, the Tigers are 3-10 against their neighbor.
Sure, we seem to have the best of both worlds now, but I’m curious. Those of you out there who felt like that — c’mon, don’t be ashamed to admit it — did you really understand what you were asking for? Do you still stand by it?