Every college football season, fans love to analyze and debate which teams are the most overrated when it comes to where they’re ranked in the polls. But which programs are actually overrated as a whole? The Orlando Sentinel‘s Mike Bianchi has a strong opinion on which is the most full of itself.
Bianchi, to be sure, has written some colorful columns over the years. Georgia fans surely won’t appreciate his latest effort.
Bianchi believes that Georgia, which has not won a national title since 1981, is the most overrated program in the country. His column comes a few days after Florida fans trolled Georgia for being 14,000 days past its most recent national title.
Bianchi even took a shot at how Georgia won in 1981 – implying the Bulldogs had a bit of luck on their side.
Georgia fans have way too high of an opinion of their program. The Bulldogs have won one national title in the modern era and that came nearly 40 years ago in 1980. And the only reason it happened then is because of two lightning-in-a-bottle twists of fate: The Bulldogs were fortunate enough to sign arguably the greatest player in college football history (see Herschel Walker) and they were lucky enough to take advantage of one of the biggest fluke plays in college football history (see Lindsay Scott’s catch-and-run against Florida during the national-championship season).
You can read his full reasoning here.
Of course, Georgia came painfully close to winning a national title two years ago when it lost in overtime to Alabama in the championship game.
There’s also no doubt that at the moment, Georgia is a better football program than Florida. But the Gators have won three national titles (1996, 2006, 2008) since Georgia won its last one.
Perhaps 2019 will be the year for Georgia. The Bulldogs have a ton of talent, but they’ll likely need to get past Alabama – and Clemson – to have a shot at winning it all.