Georgia football is on a historic run. That is obvious for the rest of college football as they hold their breath, hoping the Dawgs empire will fall. Years before Kirby Smart was even considered Georgia’s head football coach, Dawg fans believed they were a sleeping giant.
Even Nick Saban thought Georgia was a sleeping giant and feared that one day, Georgia would overtake Alabama’s throne as King of college football. Most fanbases around the SEC kept saying Georgia would always be Georgia, a middle-to-good program. But now they are begging for N.I.L. money and claiming Georgia is cheating. Heavy is the head that wears the crown.
We are in the midst of the “glory years.” In 25-30 years from now, we will all discuss these teams as people did about the Georgia program in the early 80s. It is neat knowing that we all live in a historic time, and future Georgia fans will wonder, “how do we get back to those days.” But let’s get into the numbers to prove we are midst the glory years.
Georgia has a program record of 23 straight wins. That is pretty impressive, but what is more impressive is that they passed the 2008-2009 Flordia Gators teams, who managed to get 22. Those Florida teams terrorized little Max, and I am proud to live in a time when Georgia Football broke Florida’s record. Tim Tebow stopped me from ever trick-or-treating; hopefully, some 9-year-old Flordia fan stopped doing Halloween because of Stetson Bennett.
Georgia also has 23 straight SEC victories, one game short of the 1994-1997 Steve Spurrier Florida Gators. We can pencil the Dawgs in for tying that record since we play Vandy this week. Poor Vandy is just the joke of every SEC school. Georgia is four games away from Alabama’s all-time SEC record from 1976-1980, led by Bear Bryant.
Georgia has also tied Tennessee for the longest regular-season winning streak in SEC history with 33. The Vols set the record from 1937-1941. Georgia should break that record on Saturday with a win. Which I am sure will upset so many Vols fans.
What Georgia and Kirby Smart are on pace to do this year is nothing short of incredible. While we all complained about Georgia’s offense starting slow and the team not looking like a national champion, this was all happening. It is funny how we, as fans, only see the up-close view, not the 10,000-foot view.
With a win this Saturday, Georgia will be another step closer to history. Those who chase history usually fail (ask Napoleon). But Smart and the Dawgs are not chasing history; they are trying to improve themselves daily. That is why I believe they can achieve history. I guess we will find out soon enough.