Kirby Smart comments on JT Daniels' status, Georgia's QB plan against Florida
Georgia is widely considered the top team in the country. Not even a quarterback controversy can keep them from being considered one of the nation’s elite teams.
Stetson Bennett IV has started Georgia’s last three games as projected starter J.T. Daniels recovers from a strained lat injury. Per a report by the Athens Banner-Herald, Daniels is healthy but it’s unclear how much he’ll play this week. However, Georgia coach Kirby Smart seemed to hint that both quarterback would play against Florida today.
“We’ve got a plan in place and everybody will get to see it when we go out and play,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart told Laura Rutledge on SEC Network Saturday morning, per the Athens Banner-Herald. “I’m excited about both those guys. I think both guys have practiced really well and done a great job. We’re very pleased to have the guys we have. This time last year we were still trying to figure out what was going on who was going to play. Ended up having to play two guys in this game. Both our guys are playing really well.”
Smart declined to say that both will play but made it clear that Daniels was pushing to get his job back. Smart said Daniels has looked “really good” recently in practice.
“Especially last week in the off week and this week,” Smart said. “The biggest thing is he didn’t practice for three weeks. Knocking the rust off and going out there and going against our defense and doing some third down things, competitive periods. It’s a matter of knocking that rust off.”
Georgia’s No. 1 status will be on the line when the Bulldogs play the Florida Gators in Jacksonville for their annual, neutral site game. The Bulldogs are currently 7-0. Florida’s season has had plenty of ups and downs. The Gators are 4-3.