Okay, I’ll be the first to say that sometimes, such as last season’s “Georgia’s gonna have problems breaking in a new offense and quarterback without a spring practice”, preseason narratives have staying power. That’s why pundits keep turning to them.
Like Barrett Sallee here.
The time is now for Smart to break through that glass ceiling and win the natty. If not now, when?
Gosh, Barrett, I don’t know. I mean, after all, look at all the greats, like Saban, Swinney and Meyer, who all coached teams that played for a natty in their second year and won one by year six… oh, wait.
It’s early, but this take is getting traction quickly. Take, for another example, this overwrought masterpiece from Matt Hayes, which asks the musical question, “If the Dawgs don’t win it all in 2021, will they ever again?”.
Doomed, I tells ‘ya, doomed. With, I’m sure, lots more takes like that coming.
It’s kind of amusing to me, given the contempt a lot of you dumped on the Georgia beat writing group yesterday, to see Seth Emerson ($$) emerge as a voice of rationality on the subject.
Georgia began spring practice Tuesday, the on-field beginning of Year 6 of the Kirby Smart era. This is not a championship-or-bust season. But it is a no-excuses season.
It would be nice if that characterization would take root, but I’m not holding my breath. Apocalypses sell.