Let me see if I’m doing this right. *** Clears throat ***
Um, if Kirby Smart sucks at quarterback management, how come Stetson Bennett won a national championship and Justin Fields didn’t?
*** Ducks and runs ***
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Stetson is a system QB. (sarcasm font)
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Ouch, Baby. Very ouch…
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I want someone to pose this question to Danny Kanell and watch his head melt down his shoulders “Raiders of the Lost Ark”-style.
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Justin Fields didn’t have one greatest defense’s in college football history to fall back on when his offense struggled.
They don’t care. They just move on to the next hot take.
But…but…Justin Fields’ offense isnt supposed to struggle! He’s a five-star!
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If only Ohio State recruited better.
He did have one of the greatest receiving corps of all time to throw to though.
Is the good Senator baiting us today? Is he itching to bring the ban hammer down for some kind of perverted amusement now that the season is over??
There are several ” college football experts” who are about to have a vein in their head blow out over this.
I’m still waiting for all those TV “analyst” to come clean and say they were wrong about Bennet when they claimed he couldn’t win a NC. Brock Huard said it. Jordan Rogers said it. Greg McElroy said it. EJ Manuel said it. The list is pretty extensive.
Don’t forget Bogger McFarland he said Georgia had no chance with SBIV. He’s someone I usually enjoy.
Only jort wearin’ FU dipsticks from hogtown enjoy boogers round here…#FTMF
I would rather listen to kudzu grow than listen to Brock Huard talk. Man is he dull.
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“It’s a trick!…
It’s a ho-axe!”
How do you post a GIF so that it actually shows in the comments rather than just the link? I have one that is perfect for this topic.
copy the link and paste it here, but make sure it ends in .gif
Well, my experiment ended poorly.
Mine didn’t work either!
I love Stetson and couldn’t be more happy for the kid, but if he comes back next year for some reason instead of retiring a legend, he should be 3rd string at best. Stetson has proven he is capable of winning a championship but there’s clearly more talent in the QB room and you have to go with the guys that are better and are capable of more.
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I’ve wondered about this. How ironic would it be for JT to win the QB1 battle next fall and have Stetson be the supportive backup?
There absolutely should and will be an open QB competition in the Spring and Fall. If, by chance, he ends up beating out several 4* and 5* QBs again, well, then maybe we have QB coaching issues.
Or maybe Stet was underrated by everyone.
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Sure, that’s a possibility. But I’d argue that would also mean our 4* and 5* QBs are overrated if that were the case. It doesn’t seem likely, to me, that the ratings services and our coaches would screw up the evaluations for that many QBs.
Either could be true..not all guys pan out. Brock and Gunner will get their shot.
And Williams 😉
I doubt any QB at Georgia ever worked harder or wanted to be the starter more than SBIV.
Dave, your last sentence assumes a lot based on scouting reports verses actual snaps with the team in practices and in games. I hope Brock and Gunner are better than their high school hype, but wouldn’t you want to give a long look at a QB that has taken a lot of game snaps, seen a lot of opposing defensive formations, called audibles, felt the do or die pressure? It’s that old one in the hand 2 in the bush…yadda yadda thing
If Stet came back and was beaten by any of the 5 Stars, then so be it…but to automatically regulate him to 3rd string is a little extreme. I guess your point that “there’s clearly more talent in the QB room” isn’t settled yet…it certainly wasn’t for this past season.
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“Clearly more talent”? How you figure?
More talent at what? Running?
You may not be factoring in one important consideration: chemistry. It’s clear that Stetson’s teammates love him, and would run through Hell in a gasoline suit for him. That counts for a lot.
Stetson is a Leader with a capital “L.”
Dude, what are you smoking because it must be some really good shit to make you so far out in left field.
“…capable of more.”
Ah! But do they “give you the best chance of winning”?
Just think how much MORE we would have won the Natty with JT/another 5* at QB!!
Enough of this. If someone told us a year ago that the price of Georgia winning a GD National Championship, avenging their only loss (against Bama!) and dominating the field from start to finish for the first time in 41 years, was the possibility of an untested 5* quarterback or transferring out the following year, we’d have been ecstatic. Easy trade, go Dawgs.
Everyone should give Stetson a fuckin break, and let the guy have his ride into the sunset. He’s earned it, doing “the impossible” with the weight of all the shit we’ve thrown his way this season hanging around his neck. We’ve broken through, and he was a singularly important (and the most heavily scrutinized) piece of the mean machine that won the day.
Stetson Bennett should be QB1 at Georgia for as long as he wants. Let the coaches worry about next year and enjoy the incredible, storybook accomplishments of this team.
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Hell, yeah. Maybe the dude wants to try to repeat, or even try for an undefeated season. Or if he wants to try his hand in the draft, go for it. He definitely has the self-confidence to try either. I’ll support him either way.
If Kirby Smart can’t develop and prepare players for the NFL then how come 3 star Jordan Davis will be a first round draft choice?
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Wow, you need some clicks?
I look forward to SBIV getting drafted in the first round and starting in the league.
“This one AMAZING hack will help you win a national championship with a walk on QB!”
Never discount dumb luck!
I heard someone bring this up, so not taking credit: It was Kirby’s QB management that gave us Stetson. Eason and then Fields transferring put Kirby in depth mode and the scholly offer to Stet. Does UGA win a Natty in a world where Fields DOESN’T transfer?
We might have gotten one with Fields before he left for the NFL if he had stayed a Dawg. Not sure how things would’ve shaken out afterwards. We’d still would have this gap where we were scrambling to get players from the portal like JT and Newman. Perhaps it wouldn’t make any difference with this year and Stetson.
I believe you mean two-time playoff offensive player of the game, Stetson Bennett. If he comes back, he’ll probably start next year, and I have no problem with that. If he doesn’t, it will mean Vandagriff (presumably) has progressed to being a very good or great player, with which I’d also have no problem.
If he doesn’t start, I mean, not if he doesn’t come back.
I think he’s waiting to see what shakes out at the OC position…if Monken stays, I would think Stetson stays. IF not, all bets are off.
Offensive MVP against the #2 team in the country and the #1 team (plus Heisman-winning QB).
I’m really happy Kirby and Stetson got to destroy some narratives together. Too bad we’ve still got Georgia Twitter accounts doing should Stetson return or go before the body of the 2022 NC has gotten cold. Smh
Well, to be fair Stetson brought that up first. Said he was playing football next year for sure, just not sure where. Kirby acknowledged they had frank discussions about it after the SECCG.
That GMA interview. I don’t know what to think. It’s a bit hard to watch with is rambling. I felt like this was him all night before the interview LOL:
Yeah, but then Kirby’s interview the next morning corroborated pretty much what Stetson said. Stetson wants to make sure he gets a fair shot to succeed. I think he felt like he had to overcome coaches’ bias to get the starting job ultimately.
Did Justin Fields have a legendary defense on his side? Stetson came up big when we absolutely had to have him, but the reason he wasn’t getting blown out after 3+ quarters of screwing around was because of an excellent defense. Bennett didn’t exactly carry the team on his back this year.
And Fields didn’t carry his team anywhere in college.
He got a Big 10 title and a CFP Semi win while leading a prolific offense. That ain’t nothing.
That doesn’t matter classic. The haters are gonna hate.
Georgia wins a national title and you girls want to argue about Justin Fields.
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How much more could we ask a QB1 to do in a season? I’m not sure anybody outside of a Joe Burrow type could’ve beat Bama in the SECCG with the D shitting the kennel. Hell, Daniels and Bennett won the rest of the games.
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And why do some of our “fans” love to nitpick shit to death. Fuck Justin Fields.
Right. Fuck Justin Fields.
Who is this “Justin Fields”?
Fromm did that….
Indeed he did (well except for leading a prolific offense. We all know that offense was led by Chubb/Michel).
Eason had Chubb and Michel, too. How’d that work out?
Eason had a great year for a true freshman QB. The 2016 program was a lot different than the ones that have followed.
Well, in 2019, he put up 30/46 for 320, 1 TD and 2 INTs against Clemson in a loss. He lit them up the next year, then posted 17/33 for 194 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs in the championship game, which was over by halftime. He also posted a 12/27, 114 yards, 0 TD and 2 INT performance a month earlier against Northwestern in a game where his running game and defense absolutely bailed him out.
Oh, can I play? Jake Fromm and Justin Fields won the same number of College Football Playoff games and they won the same number of national titles, too: zero. And, yeah, Stetson Bennett won a national championship and Justin Fields didn’t.
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Your masterpiece, Senator. So much crow being eaten right now.
Agree, also, clear throat, what did Fields win at Ohio State that Fromm did not win at Georgia
I for one am looking forward to those “best coaches” lists this year — you know, the ones that listed Dan Mullen as a better coach than Kirby Smart coming into the year because Kirby “can’t develop players” and “can’t coach QBs” etc.
Will Mullen still be ahead of Kirby if Mullen isn’t actually an employed college football coach?
I am so tired of hearing about Justin Fields.
Monken comes in, Fields goes out and Ga becomes a much better team.
Add it up any way you wish.
Maybe, being a better team has to do with both of those things or maybe not.
Some of your best work.
2021 Defensive = 1980 Herschel Walker
Stetson Bennett IV = Buck Belue
Don’t recall ANYONE giving Buck so much shit during the season or later in life. Maybe my memory has gone bad.
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Nah, it’s just that social media wasn’t around to amplify the sourpusses’ shitty opinions.
Buck’s first completion in the NC was in the fourth quarter not sure if he even had another one.
Pretty sure that one was it. Of course he had a pretty good running back.
Stet is our QB. Did you doubters happened to see what Stet did after the “fumble “? There’ll be a QB competition alright, for who will backup Stet.
Speaking of the great Stetson Bennett, I was talking to a guy yesterday who swore Stet had 2 years of eligibility left. I told him no way, next year will year number 6. Does anyone know anything about 2 years remaining?
Next year is it.
That’s what I thought. I guess he will only be able to lead us to 2 National Championships.
But JT has 2 if my math is correct.
18- true frosh
20- RS Sophomore (granted bonus Covid year with everyone)
23- Covid bonus
Unless I’m missing something about the Covid bonus plan, anyone already on a team in 2020 has a bonus year, unless they scrap the plan. Super-Senior will be a thing for a few more years.
Yeah, he was probably getting Stet and JT mixed up.
You can’t win a title these days without a solid game manager QB.
Russell Wilson was a 2 star prospect out of high school and Aaron Rogers wasn’t even rated. Not saying that Stetson will even play in the NFL, but he’s a good QB, and has proven he can win. Maybe we need to let Kirby and Monken choose who plays. They are the ones that not only know what they are doing, but also are at the practices. It’s a shame that people get on here and criticize a young kid who has worked his butt off and been loyal to Georgia in spite of everything.
A generational Defense makes qb management much easier u think?
If I read from fans just one more time that Stetson “needs to ride off into the sunset” I’m gonna puke.
Does that means if he comes back and starts any games next year we’re gonna have to hear them whine again about how he’s the wrong choice?
Instead of saying he “can’t” win a natty they’ll be saying he “can’t” win two in a row —- only elite 5-stars can do that!
From what I remember, while he was at UGA Justin Fields was a prima donna running complaining about playing time and around like a chicken with his head cut off…. and his father was a meddlin shit show that made Kevin Mayes look passive… Glad he transferred to Ohio State…ftmf and all you who still are trying to cover your ass now that Stet blew your “QB expert” cred and your friends and family can remind you how wrong you were every time you blessed somebody with your BS unsolicited opinion…and you know who you are… (let the hit dawgs holler)
From what I remember, while he was at UGA Justin Fields was a prima donna complaining about playing time and running around like a chicken with his head cut off…. and his father was a meddlin shit show that made Kevin Mayes look passive… Glad he transferred to Ohio State…ftmf and all you who still are trying to cover your ass now that Stet blew your “QB expert” cred and your friends and family can remind you how wrong you were every time you blessed somebody with your BS unsolicited opinion…and you know who you are… (let the hit dawgs holler)
Let the hit dawgs holler…. 😆
In fairness, Fields hip & leg got jacked up during the CFP no?
Doing this from my phone, so I have no idea where it will land in the comments:
Our QB1 dips, drinks good bourbon, doesn’t give a shit what anyone else thinks, and kicked the biggest muthafucka in the room’s ass (with some help from his friends).
My kind of guy. He’s welcome at the farm anytime. He’ll fit right in.
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“We’ve got some grown men up front that don’t let you run it,” Smart said. “We force you to throw it, and then we stop you throwing it.” -- The Athletic, 1/13/22
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