Najee Harris Steelers Aug 28, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) runs against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

College rivalries never die, even when you become a pro. Just ask former Alabama and current Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris.

Harris, who won a national championship with the Tide back in 2020, recently threw a little shade at the defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs. Harris said not only did Georgia copy Alabama’s style but he also called their recent national championship “weak.”

Harris was apparently responding to Georgia rookie wide receiver George Pickens who did a little smack-talking himself about the Crimson Tide. Harris quickly reminded him who are the kings of the SEC in football.

Harris was 3-0 in his career against the Bulldogs and won two national championships, something that Pickens might not have known or chose not to remember.

But Harris isn’t the first person to notice that the current Georgia program resembles Alabama. ESPN’s Paul Finebaum said a few months ago right after the Bulldogs had defeated the Oregon Ducks that they were the new Alabama.

As Harris mentioned in his press conference, Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart has taken a few coaches with him from Tuscaloosa, including strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran, who many felt was the heart and soul of that Alabama coaching staff.

So Harris may not be far too far off in his comments, but as they say in the SEC, it just means more.

{Brooke Pryor}

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.