I gather some of you have read Seth Emerson’s Kirby Smart/Mark Richt comparison here ($$). I’m not going through it now, but I did want to highlight a Loran Smith quote I find interesting for a couple of reasons: “After losing VanGorder, it trended down,” Smith said. “Or it would go in a direction in which you could count on them winning 10 games, but it was hard for them to win a championship.”
You’ve gotta love counting on winning ten games as a downward trend, but tell me how what Smith said there is essentially any different from this Richt postmortem.
If Kirby doesn’t win a national championship, I wonder what the updated version of Smith’s quote will look like.
The other thing about that Smith quote? I wonder if Smith would be honest enough to admit one could say the same thing about the trend line after Dooley lost Erk.