Georgia football is running back U or RBU, plain and simple.
While some other teams like Alabama believe they are RBU. FanSided’s BamaHammer wrote a story about this and included some facts, but they aren’t RBU, Georgia is, and it’s just the Tide trying to make up for losing the Dawgs in the national title. Despite the claims by Alabama, to get called delusional is a cry for help.
Would Alabama be No.2 on that RBU list? Yes.
The Tide has produced some of the best running backs who are still finding success in the NFL, but Georgia holds the title because this RBU thing goes back farther than 2006.
Georgia football is RBU, even if Alabama tries to steal that title.
That article states that since the 2011 NFL Draft, the Tide has put more running backs into the league than anyone else. That is true.
Why is that the only thing you’re looking at in terms of what makes a school RBU?
It also states that only two running backs since 2005 have won the Heisman Trophy, and both were Alabama players. He also goes into the three Doak Walker Award winners Alabama has.
Does that stat define who gets the RBU title? No. Sorry Alabama fans, it doesn’t.
This title goes back way further than 2005.
Defining RBU isn’t about how many backs make it to the league or win the popularity trophy. It’s about how these players perform in college and attribute to the teams’ success.
Not everyone makes it in the NFL, and to count what they did in the NFL — RBU is running back UNIVERSITY.
After they leave, do schools brag about what they do in the league? Yes, but the title is more about what they did in college than afterward.
Sure, Alabama has seen a lot of running backs drafted in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean they are RBU.
However, I’m sure it makes Tide fans feel better after losing 33-18 to Georgia in the national championship, where they silenced Brian Robinson Jr. and the rest of that offense.
Don’t give me that two receiver bit either. It’s over and done with — Georgia won, and there isn’t anything they can do about it.
One recruit claimed Alabama was RBU, and again, they are No.2 on that list, but Georgia trumps them.
Shall we? Football was around before Nick Saban took over at the University of Alabama.
If we look at that, Georgia has two running back Heisman Trophy winners. Oh, Tide fans don’t want to remember that, though, do they?
Georgia football RBs that make the Dawgs RBU:
- Herschel Walker
- Charley Trippi
- Frank Sinkwich IV
- Lars Tate
- Garrison Hearst
- Todd Gurley
- Knowshon Moreno
- Robert Edwards
- Thomas Brown
- Sony Michel
- Nick Chubb
- Rodney Hampton
- Richard Samuel
I could keep going, but I’ll leave that list right there because it proves that Georgia football is RBU. Regardless of what those five or six Alabama running backs have done since 2005, this list trumps that.
No, D’Andre Swift and the most recent running backs didn’t get excluded because the point got proved with the ones we listed. Swift is just one of the latest installments of RBU.
Regardless if Alabama fans find other schools delusional about who the true RBU is, we will just let that list of running backs control the discussion.
Georgia football doesn’t need to convince themselves that Athens is the home of RBU.