Kirk Herbstreit analyzes Stetson Bennett and JT Daniels as another starting decision looms
Kirk Herbstreit has weighed in on the Georgia quarterback situation ahead of Kirby Smart making another decision about who will start this week against Missouri.
Stetson Bennett and JT Daniels continue to compete in practice after Bennett made 10-of-19 passes for 161 yards last week in the Florida win. He has started 6 games, and completed 66 percent of his passes, while Daniels has completed 76 percent of his passes after he started 3 games, and is working to get back from oblique and lat injuries.
On the ESPN College Football Podcast, Herbstreit said Daniels has a high football IQ, according to offensive coordinator Todd Monken.
“He’ll make a throw, whether it’s a touchdown or an incompletion or an interception, kind of the same guy, right?” Herbstreit told Matt Barrie, via On3. “Monken told me this year his pre-snap ability to look into the eyes of a difference, he said, is elite. … He’s still trying to master the system and where to go with the ball, if they move pre-snap to post.
As for Bennett, Herbstreit believes he brings a different skillset.
“He has a chip on his shoulder,” Herbstreit said. “Everyone’s told him he sucks. Everyone’s told him, ‘Look at you. What? You’re not the quarterback at Georgia.’ He takes all that personally. I think he’s doing a better job of protecting the ball. … He does just enough wiggle and just enough ‘screw you’ kind of approach that the combination of those two things provides the intangibles that you need, that fit with everything else Georgia has going for them.”