ESPN’s Finebaum: ‘Kirby Smart is trying to run Alabama 2.0 and it’s not working’

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As expected, the critics are chirping after UGA got blown out in the SEC Championship

It has been a rough few days for UGA, and ESPN’s Paul Finebaum piled on the Bullogs on Monday.

Finebaum, the host of a show on ESPN’s SEC Network, appeared on the WJOX 94.5 FM out of Birmingham, Ala., and here’s what he said about UGA, per SDS’s Michael Wayne Bratton:

“Listen Kirby Smart is trying to run Alabama 2.0 and it’s not working. I say it’s not working because they’re not winning and competing seriously for national championships… You can’t end the season like that and you know I hear Georgia fans saying, ‘Well we didn’t have Cager, we didn’t have … Hey, when you recruit at the level that Alabama and Georgia recruit, you don’t have excuses, because nobody else is in that league other than maybe Ohio State or Clemson and now LSU.

“And listen, I think everyone talking right now is a fan of Kirby Smart but he’s going to catch a lot of heat, and you know it started with the bowl game (the Sugar Bowl loss against Texas) which everyone wrote off as they didn’t care and this season has been a roller coaster. And the one thing this season didn’t have until Saturday was that predictable one-off Kirby Smart blowout. Got that now!”

No mercy from Finebaum. Meanwhile, UGA fans are hoping much better days are ahead for the Bulldogs.

And if Kirby is trying to be “Alabama 2.0,” is that really a bad thing? UGA has won the SEC East three years in a row under Smart, and the Bulldogs reached the national championship game in 2017.

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