Georgia is set to face a tough Michigan team in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve in a College Football Playoff semifinal.

Should the Bulldogs win that game, a potential rematch against Alabama would await Kirby Smart’s team in the CFP National Championship Game.

On “The ESPN College Football Podcast” this week, insider Chris Low revealed the worst-case scenario for the Bulldogs:

“If Georgia’s gonna lose in the Playoff, I think they’re better off losing to Michigan. If they lose to Alabama again? You talk about a long, restless offseason in Athens. If they lose twice in the matter of a month to Nick Saban, there’s going to be that old joke — where does Nick Saban live? He lives in Kirby Smart’s head. You don’t think that’s going to be repeated over and over again in Athens? …

“If they beat Michigan, I think they have a decent chance to beat Alabama. It’s just hard to beat a team like Georgia twice in one season. But the worst scenario for the Dawgs and Kirby Smart is to beat Michigan and face Alabama again in the big game and lose that game.”

Naturally, most Georgia fans would prefer to just win both games and claim the school’s first football national championship since 1980. Can the Dawgs get past Michigan first, though?