First, he lists Georgia as the program that squanders the most talent.
1. Georgia — With three-straight No. 1 recruiting classes and a roster that is always seemingly loaded, there is no excuse for the Bulldogs to be in the middle of a 40-year national title drought. Despite coming a play away from a national title, Georgia has fallen short with more talent than anyone.
Next, his top ten list of head coaches omits Smart, although he’s got Lincoln Riley, for whom you could list the same faults, at number four.
Finally, just to make sure nobody missed the point, here’s what he has to say about Georgia being a program on the cusp:
Georgia: COACHING — Georgia has only been the playoff once and never made a run at the BCS title either so this boils down to coaching. The Bulldogs lost to a true freshman quarterback after having a 13-0 lead over Alabama at halftime in 2017 and it seemed like Nick Saban just had every answer needed while Kirby Smart did not.
Welp, I guess we’re well and truly fucked. Seriously, Farrell’s methodology is questionable at best. He dings Smart — who, as even he has to admit, has coached in a national title game — in part by blaming him for the program’s track record prior to Smart’s arrival. And if we’re going down the “he’s no Nick Saban” path, there are an awful lot of other coaches who need to be similarly dinged.
Look, Kirby Smart is going to have to get over the Nick Saban hump, no question about it. So does every other coach in the SEC, and, for that matter, every other active coach in America other than Dabo. In other words, Mike Farrell squandered his post.