In today’s Mailbag ($$), Seth Emerson touches on a topic I’ve wondered about over the years.
Who has the most to crow about over the last 20 years: Georgia football, winning about 75 percent of its games, coming close to winning it all, or Auburn, winning at a lower clip and enduring some miserable seasons, but with 2010 to boast about? Was Gene Chizik a better coach than Mark Richt just because he won a national title? Is Ed Orgeron a better coach than Kirby Smart because of his title?
… There is no right answer to the question. It’s an opinion question, and feelings will vary depending on who you are. Georgia’s fan base, from what I can tell, tends to live in the moment and would probably trade places — meaning recent championship hardware and chances for more in the near future — with only two programs: Alabama and Clemson. I don’t think most Georgia fans would rather be Auburn or LSU. Maybe LSU, but I’d be surprised if any Georgia fans are envious of Auburn.
What say you? Would you trade that consistency he speaks about — and remember what highs the 2017 season brought before you answer — for that natty moment, even at a cost of the program subsequently hitting the skids?
There’s a reader poll for that.
No, you can’t choose “I want Georgia to be like Alabama and have it all” as an answer. You’re a Georgia fan and you know what that entails, after all.
Feel free to elaborate in the comments.