Georgia hang their heads as Alabama secures the College Football Playoff Championship Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Pride, pain fill Bulldogs opinions following heartbreaking loss

There’s nothing left to say but, “Maybe next year.”

The Georgia Bulldogs lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide in overtime Monday night, 26-23, as Alabama claimed the College Football Playoff Championship title at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

AJC sports columnist Mark Bradley says the loss feels all too familiar. This is all a part of Atlanta’s sports curse, adds Jeff Schultz.

But, alas, there’s hope  Kirby Smart can return Georgia to contention.

After losing to Alabama in overtime 26-23, Coach Kirby Smart walked off the field with his star players quarterback Jake Fromm, running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. Video by Ryon Horne

The last time Georgia won a national championship was in 1980 when they beat Notre Dame.

Here’s what Georgia fans, players and alumni of the program had to say after the loss:

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