Alabama or LSU? Paul Finebaum reveals who Georgia wants to play in SEC Championship
With Georgia’s win over Florida, it certainly looks like the Bulldogs will win the SEC East. Of course, games against Missouri and Auburn will be tough, but at this point, Georgia should win both. It also now has the head-to-head victory over the Gators.
As we look ahead to the SEC Championship Game, Georgia would play either Alabama or LSU from the SEC West. Of course, those two play Saturday in what most figure to be the game of the year.
So, which team would Georgia want to face in Atlanta? Paul Finebaum weighed in Sunday morning on SportsCenter.
“Georgia doesn’t want Alabama,” Finebaum said emphatically. “They’ve been down that road, and they’ve had the same result. And that’s the problem. I’ve talked to Kirby Smart about this, and he said, ‘Oh, Nick Saban. No big deal.’ It is a big deal. It’s student verses pupil. He definitely wants a shot at Ed Orgeron, who’s a good coach, but he’s not Nick Saban.”
Remember, LSU pummeled Georgia 36-16 in Baton Rouge, and it was a wakeup call for the Dawgs. They responded resoundingly last season. UGA’s wakeup call in 2019 came weeks earlier in the brutal home loss to South Carolina.
At this point, does Georgia look like a top four team? Well, no, but that’s certainly a fluid thing. We’ll find out Tuesday night where Georgia stands in the first edition of the College Football Playoff rankings.