Any time the legends of a college program start to speak up about a season, it has the potential to be special.
Herschel Walker was in Columbus, Ga., on Wednesday and gave his take on the Bulldogs this season. According to the Macon Telegraph, someone asked Walker if Georgia could win the national title this season.
“There’s no doubt,” said Walker, who was a freshman on Georgia’s last national title team. “During the Notre Dame game, I was coming back from Tripler [Army Medical Center in Hawaii]. I didn’t go to the game, but I happened to catch a little bit of it on television. I said, ‘That looks like the old Junkyard Dawgs.’ ”
Walker finished the 1980 season with 15 touchdowns and 1,616 yards on 274 carries, all of which ranked first in the SEC that year.
“One thing about it was [the 1980 team] stayed together as a unit,” Walker said. “I think that’s what coach [Kirby]Smart is doing, making those guys play as one. That’s the way Alabama plays. I’m happy to see that because you’re not going to win championships if you don’t play together.”