For a Georgia fan, it was kind of tough watching Alabama dismantle the myth of the Notre Dame return to glory in the BCS title game, knowing that it should have been the Bulldogs continuing the SEC’s dominance in the national championship.
But the Tide did it in impressive fashion and deserve all the accolades being heaped on them.
If there’s any solace for the Bulldog Nation, it’s in knowing that Mark Richt’s team was a much bigger challenge for Bama than were the Irish.
Indirectly making that point was Alabama’s head coach. In his postgame interview with the “Gameday” gang, Nick Saban was talking about how tough it was for Bama to repeat as BCS champs, and he noted, “Georgia was five yards from being here tonight.”
I’m not generally a Saban fan, but I thought that showed a lot of class. And it was an acknowledgement of just how good the 2012 Dawgs were.
So, for now, we’ll put aside our worries about recruiting against Saban and fretting over the establishment of a new dynasty in Tuscaloosa and revel in a bit of shared SEC pride.
Well done, Tide! And let’s hope we can resume that battle between the conference’s two best teams in the Georgia Dome come December.
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