Your savior ain’t walkin’ through that door any time soon.

Tre McKitty, on JT Daniels’ status:

With Daniels, tight end Tre’ McKitty gave a more detailed answer on where things stand with the transfer quarterback.

“He’s coming along great,” McKitty said. “He’s my locker buddy so we get to talk a lot. He’s looking to get back and help the team any way he can.

“I’ll go into meetings with him just to watch the film on the upcoming opponent. It’s great to have him around the team, working back through his injury. Hope to have him out there soon.”

He’s not physically ready and it’s unclear when he’ll be.  So, if you want Bennett pulled, it’ll be to get Mathis back in the game.  I assume the coaches have already debated that possibility in sticking with Bennett for now.

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  1. It’s so damn Georgia to have a great team just to have one position hold the whole team back.

    My question then is why was Daniels cleared for contact when it’s apparent he isn’t physically ready.

    John Lastinger had Herschel and a good defense to mask his shortcomings. We have the defense but don’t have a offensive stud to play the part of the GOAT.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Correct me if wrong, but Lastinger was surprisingly fleet of foot.

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    • David D

      Does Nike make elevator cleats? Asking’ for a friend…

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    • PTC DAWG

      I’m sure he could play in an emergency….just not ready for prime time…I see no need to rush it now.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Why was Daniels cleared? Misinformation to cause opposing coaches to scratch their heads and waste prep time. He may very well appear at any moment in a game. Don’t believe 100 percent of what you hear coming from a coach or even a player “spokesman”. He may be good now. I don’t believe McKitty is really going to reveal too much.
      But you can believe this. When and if he is ready, he will make an appearance. If Stetson can see us through the rest of the schedule, Daniels warming up on the sideline in ATL will cause Saban some consternation.
      There is an artful strategy to it all. Opposing coaches have to wonder, “If Georgia is winning with a former walk on, WTF will happen when an elite QB walks on the field?” That’s Mullens and Grantham’s question pretty soon. Don’t want to play that card too early.

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      • I’m having trouble buying into your line of thinking. So you are saying Kirby is purposely not playing Daniels just so he can spring him on Florida or Bama? That makes no sense to me. Daniels needs game reps to get in sync with the receiving corps and to be able to execute what Monken wants to do on offense. Practice snaps only don’t prepare a player to be ready for the biggest games.

        Maybe my sarcasm meter is off, but that seems like an unlikely ploy being executed by Kirby.

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        • originaluglydawg

          “When and if he is ready (Daniels) will make an appearance.” Until he’s ready, Kirby will let everyone wonder. I wonder not. I think he’s not ready but pretty close. Closer than this “report” of McKitty’s may indicate.
          I could absolutely be wrong.
          I’m saying that Kirby is using that situation. As it improves, we’ll see Daniels. Will he be the game changer we’re all hoping for?
          Since Dwan is apparently healthy, we can pretty much bet he’s not better than Stetson.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    No pressure Stetson, but you’re all we’ve got.

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  3. Anon

    Reckon we see that freshman? I wouldn’t mind at least seeing him for a quarter if we got a nice lead?

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  4. Derek

    Could we produce a list of all of the posters here who said that they either didn’t care that Fields transferred and/or were glad he was gone?

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    • sniffer

      I don’t remember stating either but I do remember watching him when he came in and being underwhelmed. Sure, the circumstances were rarely optimum but he never made the best of them. I don’t remember thinking this kids’s got it.

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      • Derek

        Lmao!

        Whatcha think now sniff?

        Maybe mighta sorta helped a bit to have this guy….

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        • mddawg

          It would absolutely help to have Fields on the roster right now, but is he really the same player now that he was two years ago? I remember being pissed off every time he came in to the game. Not pissed at him, but at the coaches. It seemed like every time they put him in it was on 2nd down in the middle of a drive, and all it did was make Fromm have to jog back on to the field to face a 3rd and long. Given how we used (or misused) him, I think some people could be forgiven for not thinking Fields was the best option at QB a couple of years ago. But saying “he’s not the best option right now” is a far cry from “I’m glad he’s gone.”

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          • Yeah, he’d be great in the current offense. But in the hypothetical instead of coming off a Heisman finalist worthy season in Day’s offense, he’d be coming off a season in Coley’s garbage offense.

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        • TEXBaller

          I’m thinking he can’t beat Clemson 🙂

          Indiana, Purdue, Neb, Rutgers, et al…..he’s a gamer!

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        • charlottedawg

          Serious question but how do we know part of Field’s motivation to leave wasn’t a lack of confidence in the coaching staff’s ability to design an an offense he could thrive in? Because the raw talent (at least according to recruiting rankings and corroborated by draft of Swift, thomas and wilson) around Justin isn’t vastly different at ohio state vs georgia, the only variable that changed was coaching and scheme.

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        • sniffer

          I didn’t say I was right!

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    • PTC DAWG

      He quit…door/ass type of thing.

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    • I was disappointed Fields left, but I thought the reason Fields left was that Jake had already told him he was staying for his senior year. Kirby spent all of that time in New Orleans trying to convince Fields to stay and that only served as a distraction for the rest of the team. I knew Fields was gone when Kirby didn’t use him in New Orleans when Jake was struggling.

      We certainly misused Fields as a freshman, but I don’t think he would have stayed unless Kirby guaranteed him the starting spot in the spring.

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    • Biggen

      Losing Fromm to the draft sucks.

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    • Bay Area Dawg

      You can put me on list I don’t care that Fields transferred. If Kirby truly had an open QB competition before the 2018 season and Fromm beat out Fields I have no problem with the outcome

      Yes, Kirby and co could have handled him better during the season, but I know for a fact his dad is a real piece of work as Fields sister is good friends with my nephew.

      If the deciding factor was he had to be guaranteed the starting spot in for 2019 then I have no problem with him transferring. Nothing bad will ever come from competition.

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      • Derek

        Its not that complicated.

        The only issue is would the uga football team be better with Fields on it right now, yes or no?

        I was practically alone when he was considering leaving, and then left, in saying we were worse off as a football team.

        Many people here said things from “who cares” to “we’re better for it.” They were always wrong. Really fucking wrong.

        I’m not debating handling, parentage, competition etc…

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        • Bay Area Dawg

          To answer your immediate question, yes, if Fields transferred right now and came to Georgia we would be a better football team.

          However, there have been a lot of choices made between when he left and right now that would not be the same had he stayed. Prime example, Monken is not our OC if Fields stays because most likely Fields natural ability covers up for some of Coley’s terrible play calling.

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  5. psyopdawg

    Sorry to get off topic but what happened to the McConkey kid?

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    • Gaskilldawg

      He is deep on thd depth chart. The staff wants to redshirt him this year so he can be stronger when he starts using eligibility and he can learn to be a receiver.

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      • Russ

        Remember, everyone gets a redshirt this year. But the McConkey kid didn’t seem SEC-ready to me. Seemed like a project with a high upside.

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        • psyopdawg

          So I guess he’s not gonna be our Andy Isabella?

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          • Not so sure about that … Isabella played for UMass and didn’t do much against us until Kirby called off the Dawgs, and he was running against our 2nd and 3rd team. When the UMass coach called for the flea flicker/double pass against our subs, I thought Kirby should have gone full nuke on them and hung 80 on them.

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  6. Spell Dawg

    JT was never this year’s guy, we all knew that when he transferred in mid-summer. Maybe he’ll be our SECCG off-the-bench surprise, that could be very interesting, but I’m not expecting to see him taking meaningful snaps before then.

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  7. Maybe I’m crazy but I don’t see Bennett as being that far away from being able to execute at a level that, while it won’t be elite, it will be good enough to get over the hump. That Bama game completely turned on maybe 3-4 plays in the 2nd half. Like Hill said in interviews yesterday, I think, there are things the OL can do to keep the DL from putting hands up. Let’s remember this dude had minimal reps till the season began and everyone’s working in a new scheme with no spring practice. I’m actually bullish on the offense gaining momentum and hitting it’s stride before the season ends. At this point I would prefer the staff to put all their effort into getting Bennett to max performance and let’s roll with him.

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    • Anon

      Hope you are right. Which gets me thinking. If he hits his stride this year does that mean we have to ride or die with him this year AND next year? He is a junior I think?

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      • I think regardless there will be an open competition in the offseason. The other guys all have talent beyond Stetson so I would imagine if they illustrate they can put it all together and outperform him, they will get the nod. It will be interesting because if the offense does succeed ultimately, I wonder if Monken moves on and that would throw another wrinkle into things.

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      • Oh I hope not. Especially if we wind up with a healthy Daniels and 5-star true freshman on the roster.

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    • Russ

      Yeah, they need to rein in Stetson a little and have him not try to win the game on every play. Just deliver the mail, so to speak.

      (Oh, and do it like they used to, on time. Not late like it is now.)

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      • originaluglydawg

        I just wish they’d bring it at a fairly consistent time each day. One day it comes at 9 am then the next day at 4 pm. Constantly inconsistent. It’s a pain in the ass not knowing if it’s come or not when you are expecting something important.

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        • Russ

          I’ve gotten mail at 7 or 8 at night on occasion. Those poor bastards are out there 12+ hours a day 6-7 days a week.

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          • RangerRuss

            USPS is now competing with UPS, FedEx etc. That is screwing with the mailman’s schedule. They’re the most reliable service but a bit slow.

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            • rigger92

              Yeah, I do feel kind of bad for our mail lady. Amazon alone probably has hurt the post office and is the reason for erratic delivery times. She must have to get out of her car 100 times a day.

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  8. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    When Nick Chubb can come back from the worst knee injury I’ve ever seen in less than a year while Daniels is still hurting from a pretty standard ACL tear is telling me this has to be 100% mental.

    I could be wrong, but I’ve had surgery on both my knees. I know it’s mentally draining to go through everything and then rehab. Still, this is distressing news for hopes beyond an SEC East title.

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    • Nick Chubb was squatting 600 lbs in high school.
      Something tells me that while Daniels wasn’t skipping Leg Day, he wasn’t near that level of lower body strength.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        I get what you’re trying to say, but muscle strength doesn’t play into ligament tear rehab, and actually, it can be a detriment in some ways.

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  9. Jim Cook

    What happened to Beck? I remember after a preseason scrimmage Aaron Murray announced Beck the best performing quarterback of the bunch.

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    • akascuba

      Seems to say a lot about Beck`s progress that his name is not being brought up as someone getting more reps.

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    • Russ

      I think lack of spring really hurt the new guys like Beck and Daniels. Mathis was around the team last year, as was Bennett. I think that’s why they are the two likely options now. What little time coaches had was directed at Newman and when he left we were scrambling.

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  10. stoopnagle

    As long as we’re winning, Stet is the quarterback all the way to ATL.

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    • mddawg

      The perfect scenario would be that we get to Atlanta, trail Alabama by a score or two at halftime, then put in our 2nd string QB who rallies us to victory. Turnabout is fair play.

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      • RangerRuss

        I’d like that. Hell, I’d be happy with a triple OT win. But what I really want to see is a beatdown the likes of what they did to the Dawgs. But worse.
        It’s coming. I have confidence.

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  11. Since the Trevor Lawrence thread was closed before I could reply, I would like to offer a comment on Clemson:

    Must be nice knowing you don’t need start players until the post-season.

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  12. Let’s [man] ball out then!

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  13. No more Mathis, please. Thx.

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  14. leecodawgfan

    Then we lose to Alabama again in December.

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