Georgia insider presents contrarian take regarding Bulldogs' QB situation
Much of the talk this week around Georgia is who the Bulldogs will start at quarterback this week against Florida, especially if both Stetson Bennett and JT Daniels are healthy.
Bennett has improved from last season, and showed plenty of moxie in leading No. 1 Georgia this season while Daniels has dealt with an oblique and a lat injury. Coming out of the bye week, Daniels has received additional rest, and there are increasing questions to Kirby Smart about playing both of them in a game, or alternating them from week to week.
Georgia beat writer Mike Griffith of the AJC’s Dawg Nation explained one perspective during an appearance on “3 Man Front” on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama.
“I didn’t think they looked too comfortable scoring 14 points on Kentucky in a half,” Griffith said of the Bennett-led offense. “I don’t think they looked comfortable missing 2 or 3 wide open receivers. You can thank UAB for those numbers. Their coaching staff did a horrible job. There were 2 or 3 plays that went for over 60 yards because UAB did a horrible job with their scout, and left guys running wide open. There was no magic to Stetson Bennett, there was just really bad coaching and bad defense by UAB.”
Griffith then pulled out non-conference numbers for both quarterbacks, including Daniels against Clemson. He said Daniels is 9-for-9 on third down passes with 9 first downs. Bennett is 8-for-17 with only 2-of-17 conversions.
Griffith added that Bennett needs a running game and play action, while Daniels can sit back and pick defenses apart.
— WJOX 94.5 FM (@WJOX945) October 26, 2021