Former Georgia star David Pollack made headlines Monday for comments made at the national championship. The ESPN co-host said that the Bulldogs have surpassed Alabama as college football’s premiere program.
Alone, that statement doesn’t cause much of a stir. UGA is fresh off a 65-7 shellacking of TCU where it was able to secure its second trophy in as many years.
The Bulldogs became the first team in the CFP era to win back-to-back championships, and the impressive performance on Monday night led the alum to prop the program up on a pedestal.
“Georgia, we’ve seen them the past couple of seasons. They’ve taken ahold of college football.” -David Pollack
The thing that made the remarks go viral was the fact that Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban was sitting right next to the former pass rusher on the set. And he didn’t appear happy to hear Pollack insinuate that Georgia has become the standard, not Alabama.
Bama has been in nearly every College Football Playoff field since its inception in 2014. Their seven appearances lead all programs, as do their nine playoff wins and three championships.
But the Tide missed out this year after dropping close games to LSU and Tennessee. While Saban was in the booth, the Bulldogs were playing for a title. This, coming a year after the Dawgs beat the Tide in the 2022 CFP Championship.
David Pollack responded to his viral moment after the game. Here’s what he had to say in a message on Twitter.
“No lies being told! Haha.”
The response came on a clip noting that the analyst had the gall to say it right to Saban’s face. Pollack certainly believes that Georgia is college football’s new top dog, and it’s hard to argue after Monday night’s performance.