Bill Connelly’s most important player in college football

You may be familiar with him.

Screenshot_2020-09-25 The 25 most important players in the College Football Playoff chase

1. QB JT Daniels or D’Wan Mathis, Georgia: Daniels was No. 8 on this list last year, when it looked like he was getting tasked with saving Clay Helton’s job at USC. He got hurt in the first game, however, and lost his job to sudden star Kedon Slovis. Now at Georgia, Daniels could be the guy to push the Dawgs out of last year’s “all-world defense, terribly limited offense” imbalance. But first he has to be cleared for competition.

His ongoing recovery from injury has opened the door for Mathis, who spent 2019 on the sideline after having a cyst removed from his brain. Mathis has apparently impressed head coach Kirby Smart and new offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

It doesn’t really matter who ends up starting here; it only matters that whoever it is thrives. Georgia will start 2020 with the most proven defense in college football, and while the offense could use another top skill-corps player, it still has a couple of proven linemen in receiver George Pickens, running backs Zamir White and James Cook and a new batch of blue-chippers. With great quarterback play, the Dawgs go from SEC East co-favorites to, potentially, national title co-favorites. Sounds like the QB of choice is the most important player in the country to me.

No pressure, kid.


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10 responses to “Bill Connelly’s most important player in college football

  1. RangerRuss

    That’s the stuff I want to read, Bluto. I’m ready to chew barbed wire and spit out ten penny nails.

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  2. 123fakest

    Kid runs like a deer. Can’t wait to see it.

    P.S. What a dang story!

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  3. Dawg19

    This is Monken’s biggest task. Keep Mathis calm and the rest will fall into place.

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  4. ASEF

    Last year, Connelly’s Most Important was… Kellen Mond. He never really rose to opportunity.

    Hopefully, Kirby’s choice rises to the occasion.


  5. If Mathis, Daniels or Beck handles the position like Jake did in 2017, we’ll be ok.

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  6. Biggen

    I can not friggin wait till tomorrow gameday thread! Holy shit I’m ready to watch some SEC football tomorrow!!

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