ESPN analyst David Pollack was familiar with QB JT Daniels before last week’s Georgia debut against Mississippi State when Daniels lit up the MSU defense.

Daniels was named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after he passed 401 yards and four touchdowns (both career highs) during the 31-24 win. Daniels was 10-for-11 for 144 yards, three touchdowns and only one sack on third downs. He became the first Bulldog since Aaron Murray in 2013 to throw for more than 400 yards in a game.

Pollack on the latest episode of CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack & Negandhi, continued an opinion he first had immediately after watching Daniels on Saturday.

“Good God, JT Daniels, I didn’t expect that at all, and I’ve seen JT Daniels play,” Pollack said. “I’ve never seen that version of JT Daniels, that was insane from a guy that hasn’t really trusted his knee and hasn’t felt confident enough to really be on the field, and want to be on the field, to a guy that this game’s easy, it was an unbelievable turn that I was completely shocked by.”

Pollack also said that Daniels’ transfer from Southern Cal and not having a new team immediately kept him from having typical medical rehab that a school would provide. So his knee injury recovery was delayed.