The Georgia Bulldogs are one of the better college football programs in the SEC, and are one of the best in the nation as well. While they are one of the better programs, many don’t view them to be the best. That being said, Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated made it clear that he believes Georgia is the number one coaching job in the entire nation.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 5, 2015
Because Georgia is the No. 4 state in terms of talent production, and UGA has the least in-state competitors. https://t.co/yHcLQKkgYs
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) August 5, 2015
Now the question becomes, is Georgia the top coaching program in the entire nation of college football?
Quite simply and briefly, the answer to that question is no. There are quite a few other programs that would be the best job in the country over the Bulldogs. Perhaps the most obvious job would be the Alabama Crimson Tide head coaching position, where Nick Saban is absolutely thriving thanks to the history of the program and how trendy the college has become.
Georgia hasn’t won a National Championship since the 1980 season. That doesn’t necessary make the case by itself, but it does support the fact that other teams are better programs.
Other schools such as Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas and a few other teams would be considered better jobs. That being said, Georgia is without question in the top-10 coaching jobs in the nation. Going so far as to say they’re number one is a mistake, but the fact that they are competitive in the SEC while not having the type of expectations that the other bigger schools have.
That being said, this is a very interesting debate and there are plenty of reasons that could be given to prove that they belong in the discussions. While they certainly are a team with a comfortable and desirable coaching job, they simply cannot be vaulted all the way up to number one.
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