Former Georgia Players Unconvinced Alabama Doesn’t Still Run College Football

While speaking to reporters at the 2023 NFL Combine (h/t Rivals’ Jed May),

 several former Georgia players couldn’t bring themselves to say that Alabama doesn’t still run the sport of college football.

Linebacker Nolan Smith, a projected second-round draft pick according to CBS Sports, had an animated response to the question of whether or not Georgia has surpassed Alabama as the class of the sport on .

 “Alabama is a great team, man,” Smith said. “I’m smarter than that, man. You’re trying to set me up for failure. Nick Saban is one of the best coaches ever.

 Are you crazy? They will always be a contender; they will always be in it. I’m gonna stand up here and not say RTR, but I’m just gonna say they’re a great program.

If anything, Bama and Georgia are equally equivalent at the time. I wouldn’t even say that — they have more rings than us.”

Nolan Smith Defended Georgia Teammate Jalen Carter Smith made headlines at the 2023 NFL Combine with a 4.39-second 40-yard dash,

but his Georgia teammate and top defensive lineman draft prospect, Jalen Carter,

was absent due to having allegedly raced his 2021 Jeep Trackhawk against the 2021 Ford Expedition driven by recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy and Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock —

 the latter two of whom perished in a single-car crash on January 15.