If Alabama played Cincinnati a dozen times they would beat them a dozen times.
If Georgia played Michigan a dozen times they would beat them a dozen times.
The players are that much better.
It doesn’t hurt that both Saban and Smart are paid more than other coaches. It doesn’t hurt that both schools have assistant coaches who make over a million a year.
I love shocking staid friends by telling them the highest paid state employee is Kirby Smart, head football coach. It ain’t close, either.
Money, money, money…big money wins football games unless you for some strange reason like the color burn orange. What does a couple hundred million dollars buy in Austin? Five wins and seven losses.
I used to play football on the UGA practice fields as a kid. Nice turf. Now it’s a secure area and the indoor field is more locked down than the Vet school’s Level 3 research lab.
I see no way to convince top athletes to live in Ann Arbor where the average high temps are almost or below freezing three months of the year.