Paul Finebaum

If the Georgia Bulldogs are taking on another football team’s familiar look, there is a reason why according to ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum.

Finebaum said on SportsCenter this weekend that the Georgia Bulldogs’ dominance so far this season reminds him of a very notable football program: Alabama.

“In many ways, Georgia is the new Alabama,” he said. “Why is that so? Well, for obvious reasons. They look like the best Alabama teams that Nick Saban had back maybe a couple of years ago when Kirby Smart was defensive coordinator. I’m not ruling Alabama out, as they’re still a very good team, but they have holes. They have deficiencies.

“Georgia doesn’t. They look like the perfect team. They look like you went into a lab and put them together, and I realize it’s early. But they still beat Oregon. Oregon finally bounced back yesterday, and they went on the road to South Carolina. We all heard how difficult that was. Well, they were up 48-0 when South Carolina got a garbage touchdown. They’re not giving up any points, and that reminds me so much of Kirby Smart, the former defensive coordinator under Nick Saban.”

Georgia has been dominant in their first three games of the season and many are already saying that the Bulldogs may repeat as national champions. One thing that could stand in their way? You guessed it…Alabama.


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.