Paul Finebaum explains why Kirby Smart is stuck in a quarterback quandary
The Georgia quarterback situation is one of the most difficult positions to explain in the SEC. It also doesn’t help coach Kirby Smart that Ohio State QB Justin Fields is having a sensational season so far.
Coming off a loss to Florida where the Bulldogs played Stetson Bennett and D’Wan Mathis, the Bulldogs are looking for answers, but Southern Cal transfer JT Daniels is not evidently in the mix.
During his regular appearance on “The Roundtable” on WJOX in Birmingham, Alabama, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum tried to offer some insight.
“Can we go back to that day in August when Jamie Newman opted out, can we all just line up the Georgia beat guys from our two shows had on, and they all sang from the same hymnal, he just got beat out,” Finebaum said. “By whom is the question I have.”
Unfortunately for Georgia, Finebaum agreed with the characterization that this season is over since the Bulldogs likely can’t win the SEC East now.
“It is and I agree with you. I’ve always been a huge fan of his, but there’s some justification for it,” Finebaum said. “He’s going to have a difficult time with the headwind of Justin Fields going against him. Sometimes it doesn’t matter what really happened, all that matters is where we are today, and where we are today is Justin Fields is possibly the best quarterback in the country and seemingly leading Ohio State to the playoffs. Kirby Smart is waiting for another New Year’s Day bowl invitation that his fans and his team will not care about and it’s a really tough spot to be in. He doesn’t really have an answer for Justin Fields because he opted for Jake Fromm, who was a really good quarterback and a three-year starter, and probably regrets that he wasn’t a four-year starter.”