At the College Football Roundtable each week, we ask each member of the coverage staff for their opinion about a topic in the sport.
This week’s question: Which team was the most disappointing this season?
Terry Bowden’s answer:
There were several disappointing teams – including Missouri, LSU, West Virginia and Auburn – but the most disappointing team of all would have to be Georgia. Although the Bulldogs are 9-3 and headed to the Capital One Bowl, it’s a far cry from where they were expected to be at the beginning of the season. After ending 2007 as the second-best team in college football, Georgia started this season at No. 1 in The Associated Press poll and was a favorite to play for the national championship. With future first-round NFL picks at quarterback (Matthew Stafford) and running back (Knowshon Moreno), star wide receivers (A.J. Green and Mohamed Massaquoi) and nine starters back on defense, the only thing that stood between the Bulldogs and a title fight was one of the toughest schedules in the country.