Kirk Herbstreit weighs in on the Georgia QB situation ahead of Auburn game
Georgia’s quarterback situation has come down to a variety of issues, from decision making, to pure talent to medical clearance and availability. It all appears to be overlapping and adding to the decision-making process for the coaching staff and coach Kirby Smart.
ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit weighed in on the sluggish first half at Arkansas for Georgia, which eventually came around and had a comfortable win over the Razorbacks. But starter D’Wan Mathis left a lot of questions as he struggled and was eventually replaced by Stetson Bennett IV. Herbstreit shared these thoughts on Monday’s episode of the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack & Neghandi.
“He looked like a guy that has all this talent but the game is moving too fast for him, at least in that one game,” Herbstreit said of Mathis, who started but got benched as Georgia won 37-10 over Arkansas, per 247Sports. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how pretty you are and how talented you are. It still comes down to decision making and ability to process and the ability to throw the ball accurately. JT Daniels has proven — he may not have the ability to create, but at least he’s going to distribute the ball and make good decisions.”
Daniels, who Smart said “will be cleared,” is the next piece to the puzzle to try to solve Georgia’s offensive woes. But the Georgia coach said he’s not sure how much that changes that picture in terms of reps and development.
Stay tuned as the Bulldogs play host to Auburn this week at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in Sanford Stadium.