No, that’s not it, Michigan fan. Wait a minute — Michigan fan? Seriously, dude? But I digress, I guess.
Here’s the real shortcoming.
If Smart were a better coach, he wouldn’t have to face Alabama for championships so often. Or something like that. (Which is not to say that Saban isn’t a road block for UGA. He absolutely is. But let me know how, say, Harbaugh would fare against Alabama if Michigan were in the SEC West.)