Published: Nov 28, 2012 5:15 PM EST
Updated: Nov 28, 2012 6:19 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla.- "Obviously it's going to be the biggest game of Aaron Murray's career," said Ted Shiro.

Ted Shiro believes his football-playing grandson can lead his team to the college football national championship.

"This match up couldn't be any better, really, it's the game of the year, there's an end to the tunnel here," said Shiro.

Murray is the quarterback for the University of Georgia. On Saturday, his Bulldogs face the defending national champion, Alabama, in the SEC Championship game. And Shiro will be in Atlanta for the showdown.

"I'm looking forward to being there and seeing this game in person with my family and that's a great feeling for me," said Shiro.

Shiro is an athlete himself. Playing sports his entire life. He played in the NBA for the Boston Celtics and later spent 10 years on the U.S. Olympic committee.

"We were there in Lake Placid, New York for the miracle on ice, and to see the US hockey guys beat the Russians, no one believed they could beat them," said Shiro.

And no one believes Georgia will beat number 2 Alabama.

"He's ready for whatever comes at him and he's ready to give it back . And both these teams know what that tunnel is, it's playing Notre Dame in Miami on January 7th."