Granted, it wasn’t a season to remember at Georgia, even though the Bulldogs ended on a good note with a win over Georgia Tech in the regular-season finale and a win over Texas A&M in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.
But the Bulldogs can make one claim that nobody else in the country can: They’ve won at least eight games in each of their past 13 seasons. No other FBS team can match that streak over that same span.
In the SEC, the closest is Florida. The Gators have won nine or more games in 10 of the past 13 seasons. But they dipped to 7-5 in 2004, Ron Zook’s final season.
The last time Georgia didn’t win at least eight games was 1996, Jim Donnan’s first season in Athens.
It’s another reminder of how consistent Mark Richt has been, even though eight-win seasons aren’t going to win him a lot of fans in that state.
But for any program, and certainly one in the SEC, to go 13 seasons in a row and never dip below eight wins is the essence of consistency.
Southern California can't claim that kind of streak, and neither can Ohio State, Texas or Oklahoma.
Just something to think about in Bulldog Land as we wait and see if Richt does indeed hire John Chavis as his next defensive coordinator.