Albany, Georgia native Ray Charles once said he never wanted to be famous, he only wanted to be great. The Georgia Bulldogs can relate to that sentiment.
Despite having two road road wins over credible BCS conference teams, the Bulldogs have caught the ire of the national media. Not too long ago, that wasn't the case. Picked as the pre-season number one team in the nation back in August, pundits were falling all over themselves to hop on the bandwagon.
After throttling previously undefeated Hawaii 41-10 in the Sugar Bowl and returning such stars as quarterback Matthew Stafford and running back Knowshon Moreno, the Bulldogs were the trendy national championship pick at the start of the year.
Then, the dissection began.
For reasons unclear, the Bulldogs' victories seemed to be analyzed more than any other team in the nation. Critics claimed a 45-21 victory over Georgia Southern wasn't resounding enough, especially with a handful of other national powers winning in especially-lopsided fashion. After beating the Eagles, UGA was hopped by Southern Cal in the national polls. After crushing back-to-back MAC Champion Central Michigan 56-17, there were even some grumblings about the defense. One week later, a 14-7 win over South Carolina resulted in Georgia dropping another spot, this time to third.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.