Kirby Smart shares update on Georgia's QB competition
Georgia is less than two weeks away from taking the field. Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart, however, isn’t ready to reveal his starting quarterback.
After Jamie Newman’s opt-out, USC transfer JT Daniels and redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis have emerged as the contenders to win the title of UGA’s QB1.
“JT is not completely cleared yet. He is practicing with us, as he has been doing. If we didn’t think he was going to be cleared then we wouldn’t be practicing him. He is continuing to practice, so is D’Wan, Carson [Beck] and Stetson [Bennett],” Smart told reporters, per Barrett Sallee.
According to Jed May of the Macon Telegraph, Smart downplayed Mathis getting first-team reps and said those reps were part of the team’s practice plan.
Mathis flipped his commitment from Ohio State to Georgia on National Signing Day 2019. Later that year, he had life-saving surgery after an MRI revealed a cyst on his brain. He played well in UGA’s 2019 spring game and contributed on the scout team in practice. Daniels, a former 5-star 2018 prospect, tore his ACL roughly a year ago in USC’s season-opener.
UGA at Arkansas is scheduled for a 4 p.m. ET kickoff on Sept. 26 and will air on the SEC Network. Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has said he will reveal the Razorbacks’ starting quarterback after Smart’s starting QB announcement.
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