Of course not really, since John Wooden passed away in 2010. However this blog has posted predictions several times based on the principles of John Wooden which have in fact come to pass. John Wooden has articulated a truism of sports which strangely has never been acknowledged by the sporting public, yet keeps proving itself over and over again. That truism is that a long winning streak can turn into a heavy and potentially insurmountable burden. Time and time again there have been stunning upsets in sports, with the only common denominator being the fact that the losing team was undefeated. In this regard, Wooden stated that a loss at the right time can be a good thing that actually insures a team's success.
So with last week's victory by Alabama over Georgia in the Southeastern Conference Championship game, Alabama unmasked Georgia as not a superteam, but one vulnerable to a sophisticated passing attack. That may well have been the story of that game, but in John Wooden's world, Georgia was the only unbeaten team left in the country and was ripe for a loss, with the details of how that loss occurred being of little importance. And that could have been a good loss for Georgia, since it removed the burden of a winning streak and lets them reset and refresh going forward, in which case they'll revert to form and handle Alabama should they meet again. And on top of that, one truism which has been widely accepted is that it's difficult to beat the same team twice in a season, which adds to the expectation that Georgia would beat Alabama in a rematch.