Chip Towers isn’t buying the PAWWWLLL!!! narrative about Georgia’s quarterback situation and G-Day.
Little likely will be decided directly off Saturday’s play. Bennett played the least of anybody in G-Day 2021, as he went 3-of-4 passing for 58 yards and an interception. It was Beck and JT Daniels who got most of the reps, combining for 560 yards and five TDs. Vandagriff was 6-of-9 passing for 47 yards.
That’s probably right. And he makes a good reminder about something else.
But spring games are where young skill players become known to the masses. This time last year, not many were familiar with Adonai Mitchell or how to pronounce his first name (uh-DON-ay). Now he’s known nationwide as just “A.D.”
Remember how most of us were wondering after last year whether Mitchell would simply wind up being the current version of G-Day’s flash in the pan? That worked out well.
Will it be post-G-Day intrigue that has a bigger impact, at least in the short run?
The real intrigue likely will come afterward. The Bulldogs will conduct their annual “Growth Meetings” next week, where roles and expectations are detailed and discussed between coaches and players. In the age of the transfer portal, players dissatisfied with the way those conversations go frequently head elsewhere.
Roster management never sleeps, especially when word is Smart intends to dip into the transfer portal for three or so bodies. Stay tuned.