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Due to the program's recent success, Kirby Smart has been widely considered a step up from former Georgia head coach Mark Richt. However, if the last three seasons are any indication, that may not actually be the case.

Surprisingly, Richt and Smart have eerily identical resumes through their first three years coaching the Bulldogs. Through their first three seasons, both coaches won 32 games, an SEC Championship, two SEC East titles, one AP top-five finish and two AP top-10 finishes. 

So much for taking the program in a different direction, right?

Despite the similarities between the old and new guard, the Bulldogs have remained one of college football's premier programs under Smart's leadership and are constantly in the mix for a national championship. Now, if only they could get past Alabama. That way, Smart may actually win that coveted trophy that evaded his predecessor, and Bulldogs fans, for all these years. 

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