Since I have already been writing some opinions regarding the SEC and teams outside the conference, I thought I would revisit what I wrote about
My feelings now are as strong as they were back then.
Almost since the end of the 2007 college football season, a lot of experts have been touting the Georgia Bulldogs as a national championship contender in 2008. The Bulldogs completed last season with a flourish and stomped
Several of the college football preview magazines have them ranked number one, and the ones that don't have them ranked near the top.
I concede the Bulldogs will enter the 2008 season with a lot of momentum, and they also have the luxury of having most of their starters back from last year. However, they will not win the national championship.
Why? Because their schedule is too tough.
Here it is:
August 30 --
September 6 --
September 13 -- at
September 20 -- at
September 27 --
October 11 --
October 18 -- Vanderbilt
October 25 -- at LSU
November 1 --
November 8 -- at
November 15 -- at
November 29 -- Georgia Tech
That is a brutal schedule, and it is not set up for a national championship run. There are at least two losses on that schedule. I know LSU won the title last year with two losses, but that was the exception rather than the rule. It won't happen again soon.
Six of the Bulldogs games are against teams that have head coaches who have won national championships (