Marc Weiszer is just askin’.
After ending a 41-year national title drought behind a generational defense and an underrated offense with former walk-on Stetson Bennett at quarterback, will the incoming recruiting classes add more hardware during their time in Athens? Or will Georgia slide back like an LSU team that won the national title just two seasons earlier?
He got an answer from someone who’s been in a position to judge.
“It’s probably apples and oranges,” LSU athletic director Scott Woodward said last week at the SEC spring meetings. “Two different people. I know Kirby well and obviously I know Coach O well. Two different situations, two different things.”
Woodward, who returned to his alma mater before the 2019 season and was the school’s director of external affairs when Smart was a Tigers assistant in 2004, said he would be surprised if Georgia takes a downturn under Smart.
I’d say there’s a huge difference between the two, if only because of the way both managed their coordinator positions.
Besides that, there’s the consistency thing.
Georgia has finished in the top seven each of the last five seasons in the AP poll, something only Ohio State has done. Georgia is tied with Clemson for second most national championship game appearances since the 2017 season with two behind Alabama’s four.
Pretty, pretty good.