Robert Griffin III and Stephen A. Smith share most impressive feat of national championship
Reigning national champion Georgia will take on TCU in the national championship game.
There’s been plenty of debate on the possibility of Georgia pulling off a repeat or TCU claiming the program’s first national title since 1938.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is one of the national media members who is going with TCU in the title game instead of Georgia.
Smith believes the more compelling story is TCU rising to the top of the sport despite the lack of respect they received this season.
“If TCU pulls this off, it’ll shock the world. I think the reverberating effect it would have on college football. We’ll never look at the college football landscape the same again,” Smith said. “If TCU comes in and knocks cats off with the advent of additional playoff teams coming down the pike in the next couple years where you’ll have a 12-team playoff, we’ll look at this picture entirely differently…”
Meanwhile, Robert Griffin III is siding with Georgia going back to back as the more compelling narrative.
“I think it’s more impressive if Georgia repeats as a national champion. For one, it them 41 years to win another national championship and they’d be doing it again in less than 12 months…If they can win a repeat championship, they will become the new kings of college football.”
TCU enters with a 13-1 record while Georgia is unblemished at 14-0. Alabama is the last team to defend a national title, with back-to-back championships in 2011 and 2012.
The Jan. 9 national title game is slated for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and will be televised on ESPN.