ESPN's Matt Barrie says Georgia has closed the gap with Alabama
The Georgia Bulldogs have faced off against the Alabama Crimson Tide the past two seasons, once in the national championship game and once in the SEC title game.
Both times, the Dawgs held leads before allowing the Tide to come back and win. Entering the 2019 season, Alabama is No. 2 in the AP Poll and Georgia is No. 3.
Can the Dawgs get over the hump this fall? ESPN’s Matt Barrie was speaking in Mobile on Monday night and said he thinks the Bulldogs have every bit as much talent as the Tide (via AL.com):
“They’re there,” Barrie said. “There’s no close — they’re there. If you look at two years ago, they should have won the national championship, and then the Tua thing happened. They were every bit as good in the SEC championship (in 2018) and probably should have won that one, and then Jalen Hurts happened. They just need to finish games. Talent-wise, it’s there. Jake Fromm’s an NFL quarterback. D’Andre Swift is going to be a Heisman candidate. They have the skill to compete, now it’s just about finishing.”
The Bulldogs and Tide won’t meet until potentially the SEC title game again this year, and both could still be in the College Football Playoff mix at the time.