I know I shouldn’t waste time reading Connor Riley’s shi… er, stuff, but, damn, I’ve got to give the guy credit for pulling off a tough “watch me click bait off some click bait” move with this:
It’s what Kanell said about Georgia’s probable starting quarterback, Jamie Newman, that is pretty spot on.
“I think too many people are plugging in Jamie Newman, the transfer from Wake Forest to Georgia, and just assuming it’s going to work,” Kanell said. “I need to see it. Georgia has a bunch of issues across the offensive line they need to fix.
“I don’t know if Jamie Newman is going to be the next coming of Joe Burrow. I would bet against it, considering that standard that Burrow set.”
This like the worst guy you know actually making a good point. You hate to see it.
Newman has yet to officially win the starting job, though it was widely assumed he will do so. You don’t pass on schools like Oregon and Miami to come and play back-up at Georgia for your final season of eligibility.
No one is realistically expecting him to pull a Burrow…
And yet, Kanell said it, because he knew he’d get a reaction, which is what Riley’s “Danny Kanell made a fair and accurate point” does, as well. Funny how that works.
For the record, since I’m already here with this, Georgia doesn’t need for Newman to be Burrow. It just needs for him to direct an offense that functions better than the one we watched the second half of last season. Admittedly, that sucks as click bait, but what’s a blogger to do?