ESPN’s Elle Duncan said what all Georgia fans were thinking during ‘Paul Finebaum Show’ appearance
ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Elle Duncan has made no secret of her love for the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Atlanta native, like all Dawgs fans, was frustrated by the result of Saturday’s SEC Championship Game. Georgia hadn’t faced much of a challenge en route to a No. 1 ranking and a 12-0 record heading into a matchup against Alabama, but a loss to the Tide means that it will head into the College Football Playoff as the No. 3 seed and plenty of questions as to how it will bounce back against No. 2 Michigan.
And, like all Dawgs fans, Duncan was left frustrated as to why Stetson Bennett IV, and not JT Daniels, was given the start. Bennett did throw for 3 touchdowns and over 300 yards but also tossed 2 interceptions and was outshone by Bryce Young.
Essentially, she channeled all Georgia fans during an appearance on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Tuesday.
“It’s infuriating, Paul, how many times Kirby (Smart) has to be specifically burned by the quarterback position to say like, ‘OK, maybe this is not where I’m best evaluating talent, and I need to turn the reins over to someone else,’” Duncan said on Tuesday.
Duncan joked that maybe she had a little something to do with the loss, too.
“I wore a shirt on Saturday that I have not worn all year long, and so this one’s on me. I apologize to Bulldog nation. I won’t do it again,” she said.
She also noted that she hadn’t been born in 1980, when the Dawgs won their most recent national championship.
”Was it that good? I’m asking you a real question. Was it that good that you’re still hanging on 40 years later? Was it? Because if you say it was, I’ll hang on,” she addressed longtime Bulldogs fans that remember that season.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 7, 2021