Although they didn’t clinch it, Alabama is going to face Georgia for the SEC Championship.
Nick Saban began his career in the SEC in 2000, one year before Coach Richt. Saban left for a couple of years, had failure in the NFL, and has come back and has been on fire at Alabama. Even at LSU, there were a couple of 8-5 seasons. Down at Alabama is not going 12-0.
In his 11 seasons in the SEC, Saban has won the SEC West 6 times. In his 12 seasons coaching in the SEC, Richt has won the SEC East 5 times. Pretty dern close.
Folks, Mark Richt ain’t bad.
In no way am I suggesting that Richt is Saban’s equal, becuase clearly he is not (and clearly, no one else is). But Richt has had a long string of success at Georgia. Yesterday on Sportscenter, Nick Saban said that two out of his three National Championship teams have had one loss, so there was still a lot for Alabama to play for. In LSU and Les Miles’ case, two losses.
If Old Lady Luck had smiled on UGA a few times instead of other teams, just think….
Again, this was not to compare Richt to Saban, becuase there is no comparision. But it is to show that we have got a pretty damn good one walking our sidelines, no matter what Bill Shanks will try and tell you.
For all you naysayers out there, I hope that crow tastes really good.