November 30, 2012
Alabama coach Nick Saban, right, leaves the podium to give Georgia coach Mark Richt a chance to speak to reporters Friday on the eve of the Southeastern Conference Championship game in Atlanta. The winner will play Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game. Alabama is the reigning national champ, while UGA hasn’t won a title since 1980.
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Not to say Georgia head football coach Mark Richt will never win a national title if the Bulldogs don’t beat Alabama in the SEC Championship game to secure their spot in the BCS big one against Notre Dame, but no one’s denying that today in Atlanta is the best chance he’s had in his 11 years in Athens to turn the tables, change the guard — and finally end the Crimson Tide’s dominance. (ADDS: breakout on matchup between best friends, former UGA star Mike Bobo of Thomasville vs. Bainbridge's Kirby Smart)