ESPN radio host Mike Golic Jr. knows a thing or two about college football. He played for Notre Dame, was a captain his senior year and comes from a football family.
Georgia’s victory over the Fighting Irish in South Bend, Ind., earlier this season no doubt had an impact on him. He appeared on SportsCenter Wednesday and had high praise for Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
“I would go with Kirby Smart for best coach,” Golic Jr. said on SportsCenter. “You look elsewhere in the SEC [outside of Alabama], this guy’s a [Nick] Saban disciple and someone who already in his second year has an undefeated team that’s now ranked in the top four. And they have uncommon depth. I saw that defense first-hand against Notre Dame, but on offense, they’re the only Power 5 team with five rushers over 125 yards for that group.
“It’s not just Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. They’ve got depth at quarterback, running back and they’ve got a great team.”
Smart, a former Georgia player, has made the case as the best of the best in 2017. His Bulldogs remain undefeated and are a favorite against Missouri, their next opponent. They also hold the No. 4 ranking in the AP Poll while Smart successfully balances two solid running backs and quarterbacks.