Is the Bennett narrative being challenged?

Matt Hayes, of all people

Only somehow, some way, on the road to the greatest underdog story in modern college football history, the player everyone should’ve been celebrating all along was cast as — can you believe it? — the villain.

“Yeah, of course I heard it all last year. I know what was being said,” Stetson Bennett IV says now, all of 7 months since leading Georgia where no one (maybe even some of his teammates) believed he could. “It was strange, but I couldn’t get caught up in it.”

… Two years of those who doubted and those who dragged him through social media — where there’s no filter and no brakes — because he wasn’t 6-2 and 225 pounds with a live arm and uncanny athletic ability. Because he didn’t have 5 stars and he wasn’t an NFL scout favorite.

Because if anyone were the reason Georgia hadn’t reached its massive potential, it sure as hell had to be the former walk-on from Nahunta, where everything you need to know about the unique journey of Stetson Bennett IV can be told over one of those meal deals at Jerry J’s Family Kitchen. Right off Highway 301, before you run up on the Piggly Wiggly.

“How could anybody blame one player for a team not winning? It makes no sense,” Georgia center Sedrick Van Pran said. “You know how many great quarterbacks never won a championship?”

… A game manager at the most important position on the field, and a quarterback whose own offense game-planned around him. He had limitations early in 2021, and then kept getting better.

The throws were crisper, and more accurate. The decision making improved. The timing and anticipation arrived, and the numbers drastically improved: from 8 TDs and 6 INTs in 2020, to 29 TDs and 7 INTs in 2021.

He found two freshman targets (TE Brock Bowers and WR Ladd McConkey) who combined for 18 TDs, and the next thing you know, the guy who would eventually screw it up became the guy who could do no wrong.

Throw in Greg McElroy for good measure.

“Everyone wanted to blame Stetson Bennett for their loss in the SEC Championship last year when Alabama scored 42 points,” McElroy said. “Unless Stetson Bennett was also playing corner covering Jameson Williams, I don’t know how you could blame him for that performance. Now, he didn’t play well. He forced a couple picks. One pick wasn’t his fault. But either way, as the quarterback at a high-profile school you’re always gonna get way too much credit and way too much blame. The only thing that’s different about Stetson Bennett is he never actually gets the credit. I don’t think it’s fair.

“He is extremely underrated, and if you look at what he did in the fourth quarter of the national championship game, he should be forever beloved by Bulldog Nation. I called the spring game. The second Carson Beck threw a touchdown pass, I saw people lighting up my Twitter feed saying ‘There’s MY quarterback. Stetson Bennett no longer. I want Carson Beck.’ Y’all, it’s a spring game. He’s going against the twos. What are we doing? I think Stetson Bennett is going to get unfairly criticized regardless of how he does.”

‘Course you’ve gotta love the finger pointing at social media and the fan base by both of them.  Like the paid media has been fully in Bennett’s corner this offseason, as evidenced by all the preseason All SEC teams Stetson’s appeared on… oh, wait.

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79 responses to “Is the Bennett narrative being challenged?

  1. Anon

    Thank God he didn’t read Corch on GTP blog

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  2. back9k9

    He plays the most important position on the field.
    He got practically ZERO off-season reps (ever) and yet found his way onto the field, blocked out all the bullshit criticism, and lead his team to a National Championship is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever witnessed in sports. That it was for my favorite team is the chef’s kiss. Go Dawgs!

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    • Harold Miller

      How many drinks have been left for this guy at Old Pal?

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    • fisheriesdawg

      He is a toil-worn craftsman if there ever was one.

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      • Skeptic Dawg

        Fisheries, this is such a perfect fit. Stetson is the living definition of toilworn. I had a post prepped and ready to go until I read your description. You nailed it. Lacking the physical talent and natural skills, Stetson has been forced to labor every yard he has gained and then some.

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        • originaluglydawg

          Stet has natural running and escaping skills. He also is tough as a cypress knot and that’s what won him the job. Lots of guys can throw the ball, but can they escape, run for yards when they know they’ll get hit hard (we’ve seen Setson take some vicious hits and keep going) and not let the nay-sayers bother them? SB has intangibles that earned him the job.

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  3. munsonlarryfkajim

    Stetson Bennett. Legend.

    If I ran into him at a bar or restaurant I’d buy everything he and his party could eat or drink and do it with a shot eating grin on my face.

    McElroy is exactly right. What he did after the phantom fumble is what legends are made of

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  4. 81Dog

    Stuff like this makes me feel better that UGA won’t coast into this season. Nobody outside the program really believed in them all year, when they crossed the experts up and won, same experts immediately dismissed it as unsustainable, unrepeatable, a fluke. If I was a uga player, I might take that personally. Also the “well, S carolina/TN/UK/Miss St is going to get them this year. And FL is really close, especially if Richardson suddenly lives up to his potential. And Alabama will kill them if they get to Atlanta.”

    FTMF. Come get your best hold and let’s dance.

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    • munsonlarryfkajim

      Agree completely. I don’t think anyone looks forward to playing us though. Other teams know

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      • rigger92

        That’s why I commented yesterday (maybe) that I think we get a win or two on Wednesday/Thursday when the opponents start diving in on the film and try to figure out how they match up. That and the physicality they know is coming.

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        • Down Island Way

          Peeps say, they want to challenge UGA football, sadly, after watching game film, those challengers know the out come won’t be in their favor and that uneasy feeling prior to the national anthem…GO DAWGS!

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  5. biggusrickus

    Bennett’s good, and he improved dramatically last year over the previous year, then improved again between the end of the season and the playoff. However, there were dead periods in various games where he did not play well and could have put games in jeopardy without the defense being as good as it was. As for McElroy’s claim that one of the picks against Alabama wasn’t his fault, go back and look at them and tell me which one he’s talking about.

    Bennett’s good enough for Georgia to win, and I’m excited to see if he improves further over his play last year. But there’s no need to rewrite history to give him credit.

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    • jcdawg83

      Yeah, it would have been much better if he was as good as Richardson and had thrown some pick sixes in Jax or as good as Young and thrown 2 ints, one a pick six to seal the game in the championship game. Because, you know, stars and all.

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      • biggusrickus

        Richardson mostly sucked last year, so don’t put words in my mouth.

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        • siskey

          I agree with you but because it has been so long since Richardson played enough time has elapsed that he is again being called a “special talent” by the likes of Cole Cubelic on the most recent AP College Football Podcast. Which by the way is a good one to listen to as the host Ralph Russo is calm and not overly sensational in regards to whatever is happening.

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        • jcdawg83

          But, but…he has so much natural talent.

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          • biggusrickus

            I do agree with you that Bennett’s talent is undervalued, for what it’s worth. Sure, he’s not going to play in the NFL, but his arm strength and mobility are perfectly fine for college, and he greatly improved his accuracy last year. If he cuts out the horrible decisions and doesn’t have those moments where he gets lazy or something and delivers an especially inaccurate ball, he may well put up one of those 3,500 yard, 40 TD seasons people seem to demand of QBs to prove their worthiness. You know, assuming Georgia isn’t routing everyone and running the ball 65% of the time.

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            • jcdawg83

              Too many college football fans have become obsessed with what happens with players after they leave the college game. I am a college football fan and really don’t give a damn about the NFL. I want Georgia’s qb to win games and Stetson does that as well as any qb Georgia has had in a while. I agree he can make some bad decisions but I hope that was a result of not being the starter for the whole season. With him getting the first team reps I hope that will eliminate the brain cramps.

              If Stetson goes on to be the next Tom Brady, I’ll be happy for him. I’ll be equally happy regarding Stetson if his future is being an insurance agent, car salesman, stockbroker or any other job.

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    • No need for any rewrites. I give Bennett all the credit in the world. He led us to a Natty, that right there makes him one helluva QB.

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  6. Got Cowdog

    Sitting here counting on my fingers how many starting QB’s got a National Championship Ring last year?

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  7. Derek

    Retire the number.

    Build him a statue.

    I was pissed that he didn’t address that crowd in January. Was he not allowed to? Did he not want to? Maybe no one on the stage wanted to sit in the cold for the 15 minute standing ovation. Who knows?

    If he pulls it off again, do even more.

    What Bennett accomplished was the most awe inspiring thing you or I will ever see in sports.

    Just don’t tell me he did it with great talent. In my view, suggesting that his skills make the result last year an expected or likely one, undermines the truth:

    He fucking won it all IN SPITE OF his limitations. Acting like he’s some unappreciated diamond in the rough qb misses the lede of this story.

    You’d have to go back to David and his sling to find an as unlikely outcome as Bennett winning a national as a starting college qb. ESPECIALLY at a place on a FORTY YEAR DROUGHT!

    It’s IMPOSSIBLE to come from he came from and do that. And he did it.

    He’s a real life GD fucking legend. Focus on that and pull for him to run it back! That’s what I’ll be doing.

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    • jcdawg83

      Sorry Derek, I don’t buy into the big “limitations” thing. Stetson is taller than Bryce Young. He can throw the ball 50 yards in the air. He has good foot speed and good escapabiility. His accuracy is on par with most college qbs. I don’t know what “physical ability” or “talent” he is lacking in any appreciable measure.

      Stetson isn’t the prototypical NFL qb, no one is ever going to argue that. That said; Stetson is an excellent college qb, no one can really argue against that point. I am not drawing a direct comparison but Tebow was similar to Stetson in that respect. Tebow was not the classic, NFL prototype qb but he was a great college qb. I’ll take a qb whose only real talent is the ability to win college football games over the qb that has all the tools to be a first round draft pick any day.

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      • Derek

        And he transferred to Jones CC because every college coach in America coaching at a school above Jones is dumber at football than you.

        Hell our staff thought Mathis was better than this kid.

        Maybe you should call Brooks and tell him how much cheaper you are than Kirby?

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        • jcdawg83

          Our staff was obviously wrong about Stetson. I’m sure Kirby and the others who thought Mathis was better would readily admit that.

          Stetson went to a JUCO program because that was the only way he could play immediately and he could see he was getting screwed by the coaching staff who wouldn’t give him a fair shot. He was a favorite on the team because of his scout team work. The starting defense said all along that he gave them fits.

          My point is; the “he isn’t talented” meme is simply wrong. He is plenty talented to be a starting qb at pretty much any college. His only real shortcoming is that he wasn’t highly rated coming out of high school so the “insightful” talking heads and the fans that religiously follow recruiting and recruiting rankings refuse to admit he is talented enough to lead a team to a championship, even after he has done it.

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        • Odontodawg

          And the fact that Monken told him he’d probably never start at UGA when he returned shows that even our brightest offensive coaching minds were not infallible. If any of us dare to pretend to know more than them, then perhaps we should not speak as if we do. Crazy idea, I know.

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      • rigger92

        I think Derek makes good points. Thing is, like you mentioned Tebow, Stet is what he is. Tebow was successful because Mullen built an offense that took advantage of his skill set. The man behind our curtain was Monken. Unless you can ask Monken yourself “how limited is our offense with Stetson and how much more could you do with our roster if we had Vince Young?” Nobody will ever know.

        Of course, that’s true for every program. The OC builds the playbook to maximize the players he has. Every team has a position group that kind of keeps the lid on how potent a unit can be. In our case there is an easy target and I don’t pretend to know that it’s Stetson or not, lot’s of other people do.

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        • jcdawg83

          Having a great OC means you don’t necessarily have to have a generational super talented qb. You have to have a qb with enough talent to execute the plays called but a great OC doesn’t need exceptional talent to cover up so so play calling. Monken didn’t decide what plays he wanted to call and force the players he had to run them. He looked at the players he had and their strengths and schemed around that.

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    • godawgs1701

      Reading comments like this it’s not all that hard to understand why outside observers think we don’t like Stetson Bennett.

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      • Derek

        Most hate starts with praising a person for achieving the greatest accomplishment in about 3 millennia.

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        • whb209

          Very sorry Mr. Derek. I wish you could enjoy the National Championship and the great sorry of Stetson Bennett with the rest of us.

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        • godawgs1701

          My sarcasm detector is working just fine, Derek, thanks.

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          • Derek

            To the extent that its pretty clear that our debate is:

            Talented and on the Mount Rushmore of UGA qbs OR less than talented but definitely on the Mount Rushmore of UGA qbs,

            its pretty hard to find any actual animus towards Stet among the faithful and suggesting that its there is laughable. (Its also insane that we either think Stetson is John Elway or we’re not a fan or don’t appreciate the national title, but some people are just like that. Who knows why?)

            For me he’s right up there with my all time faves: 34, Hoage, Pollack, and Hines.

            Yes, there was a heated debate over Stet and JT in the fall. But now is anyone really thinking Carson or Brock?

            I’m not. I think we’re ride or die with Stet. And I really question whether we can be successful without Stet playing well and staying healthy. The other guys just haven’t done it under fire yet and therefore there is no reason to think they give us a better chance in 2022.

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            • originaluglydawg

              While I don’t think Stetson is richly gifted with throwing talent, he isn’t close to being devoid of talent.
              It doesn’t have to be one or the other.
              As most things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle and is fickle at that.
              He’s got tangibles (his feet, his ability to escape and turn a busted play into a gainer). I don’t think Georgia had another QB on the roster last year that was mobile enough to do that without getting shook up. Yeah, JT could sling it better, but he lacked something essential or he would have played.
              I don’t believe his injury lingered into December.
              And Derek’s point that no program above Jones CC picked him up can be countered with the point that Georgia DID go out and woo him back when they could have put out feelers for someone else.
              I believe it was because, at the time, Monken was desperate for someone that knew the playbook and the system.
              Perhaps his size and the fact that he played HS ball at a smaller classification program worked against him originally. Coaches, like fans, can overlook someone without a lot of stars. So when Stetson made a bad play, threw a pic, etc…it was always an “I told you so” moment..as if no other QB ever screws up. (Ringo will tell you that they all do..no matter how many stars they have).
              Obviously, someone f’d up with their “evaluations” because they had Dwan starting with Setson warming the pine.
              We saw how that worked out. Stetson proved his mettle..
              He’s not perfect or even imposing, but he’s a steady hand.

              Remember…Stetson was originally taken because he was lauded by kids on the team that had played against him in HS. And he was used as the portrayal of Baker Mayfield in preparation for the Rose Bowl and reportedly did a great job. He’s basically the same size as BM and also BY. He’s mobile enough. He may not ever have their keen accuracy on throws, but if he has improved even a little bit with that, the sky’s the limit this year.
              BTW…I admire JT and his demeanor during the whole thing. He’s a great kid with a lot of talent and poise. A DGD.

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  8. ZeroPOINTzero

    I feel like this GTP crowd is a pretty good barometer of the GA fan base. There has been a vocal minority in favor of Beck but they generally stay mum until a loss and half bottle of brown liquor have been consumed. When JT was in the mix that debate was obviously more warranted and lively. Injured starter going down and not coming back will do that. The internet is the devil giving outsized voice to fringe opinions and the media loves to turn the volume to 11 and then has the audacity to feign shock and disgust. They must feel a little sad that’s what their careers have become. Click bait yellow journalists.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      “…but they generally stay mum until a loss and half bottle of brown liquor have been consumed.”

      I don’t know about y’all, but after a half bottle of brown liquor (unless it’s mini bar sized bottles) I’m still pretty mum.
      When I watched that “Year of the Dawg” show it looked to me like there was a clear difference between the throws JT was making when he was playing and the throws Stetson was making. I don’t think that there’s any question that JT’s throws were prettier and a little more accurate. But Stetson’s great talent in my mind – in addition to being able to stay healthy – is that most of the time he plays within his strengths, and he knows where his strengths and his weaknesses lie. I have worked with a lot of talented, bright people, but some of them thought they were even smarter than they actually were, or they wanted to fix something that wasn’t broken or sometimes they were lazy, and the full benefit of their talent was never realized. Sometimes he tries to do too much, but that just is going to happen on occasion, I don’t care who the QB is. He even gets disrespected by referees – compare the ‘arm moving forward’ call for Bryce with what could have been the same call for Stetson.
      Why did Stetson decide to come back this year? I do think he loves the game, but I also think he wants to show that 2021 was no fluke. Godspeed, Stetson.

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      • whb209

        Mr. Dylan
        Your reasons for Bennett coming back are right on. I also saw some where that he was making a little over $700,000.00 per year
        that also may have been another reason for giving it one more year.

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  9. If SBIV limits the turnovers, we’ll be fine.

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    • Derek

      If he can get better in obvious passing situations, we can win this thing again.

      I agree that punting after a failed 3rd and 8+ is better than a turnover, but a first and 10 is optimal.

      The truth is that for most of two full games, 3 quarters and 5 minutes, Bennett played poorly against the team we need to beat to win titles.

      If his time as starter allows him to progress to the point where we’re converting a high percentage of 3rd downs in passing situations, we can win it in ATL and at SoFi.

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      • That’s totally fair, Derek. Good thoughts all.

        You aren’t going to stay ahead of the sticks every game, but you can’t make the big, unforced mistake regardless of down and distance. My point is the bad turnovers like the interception in the South Carolina game when he came in for a series or the 2 interceptions in the Florida game can bite you. I don’t remember down and distance on any of those and too lazy to look it up. Everyone forgets he totally got away with one in the Michigan game on the first possession of the 3rd quarter.

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        • jcdawg83

          Every qb gets away with a few during a season. Young was gifted that “incomplete pass” early in the NC game that should have been a scoop and score and that would have changed the tempo of that game in a big way. If you want to look at a qb getting away with some, go back and look at the Peach Bowl game against Cincinnati. JT should have had multiple ints in that game that were simply dropped by the defender.

          I agree about 3rd and long but that was a team issue as much as a Stetson issue. Judging Sttetson’s body of work on the two Bama games in patently unfair, especially the SECCG where the defense let Bama do pretty much whatever they wanted to.

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          • ben

            I still can’t understand why that was an incomplete pass and Bennett’s later in the game was a fumble. Both of them looked like the hand was coming forward, and it seems like it’s a judgment call almost 99% of the time. That rule needs to be addressed/clarified, in my estimation.

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            • Derek

              Objectively, and with hindsight, I think those were both correct calls.

              Having watched the replays, Young has a firm hold of the ball when his hand begins moving forward.

              Bennett looks like he’s lost the grip before his hand comes forward.

              In short, it wasn’t Tyler Simmons was onsides.

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              • originaluglydawg

                I agree…but isn’t the ruling supposed to be based on “the arm moving forward” and not “the hand”??
                I don’t know..asking. The language seemed to change when Bama needed a break.
                (But then I’m convinced that most refs are afraid of Saban for some reason).

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                • ugafidelis

                  IIRC if you watch Bennett’s in slow motion, you can see the ball slip out a millisecond before the forward motion starts.

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      • Russ

        I think you overstate it a little. He had us up 10-0 in the 2nd quarter of the SECCG before the defense forgot to cover Williams. He struggled the first 3 quarters of the NC as did Bama bu then the running game got going. The 4th quarter after the phantom fumble was the stuff of legends.

        In other words, he played like a lot of other players, good and bad, but the good came when we really needed it. That’s clutch, and it’s something the Heisman winner on the other side couldn’t do.

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    • otto1980

      Agreed on limiting turnovers. McElroy can stick up for QBs with blame shifting to the D allowing 41. However, 7 of those 41 were off a pick 6. The key stat in Atlanta IMO was 2 INTs givens up by UGA with UGA getting 0 turnovers.

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      • The reason we lost in Atlanta was that we didn’t play complementary football as we did pretty much the entire season especially in the 2nd and 3rd quarter:

        Bama 3 plays, 75 yards TD
        UGA 3 plays, 7 yards punt
        Bama 6 plays, 80 yards TD
        UGA 3 plays, 5 yards punt
        Bama 12 plays, 79 yards FG
        UGA 3 plays, 75 yards TD (aided by 2 DPIs)
        Bama 9 plays, 75 yards TD
        Half
        Bama 5 plays, 75 yards TD
        UGA 11 plays, 56 yards, INT

        After that, we were in full catch-up mode. People love to blame the defense for the SECCG loss, but it was clearly a TEAM loss.

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  10. There are still naysayers, but when the chips were down, nothing the defense could do, everyone questioning why Daniels was not put in, Stetson marched us down the field and took over the game. MVP. Natty. Earned it. Deserved it. Legendary. Name goes up in Sanford next to Walker, Dooley and Kirby. Stats don’t matter, rings do.

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  11. …”since leading Georgia where no one (maybe even some of his teammates) believed he could.”

    Which teammate of Stet’s didn’t believe?

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  12. atticus34

    SBIV will have 40 TDS. He could have even more but he won’t play most 4th quarters.

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    • biggusrickus

      I’d like to see that. It would be hilarious to me if he ends up getting serious Heisman consideration.

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      • jcdawg83

        He won’t. The media won’t admit they were wrong about him. He could rewrite the college football record books and they would still label him a “game manager without the physical tools to be a great qb”.

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        • originaluglydawg

          With the sports media bias against UGA today, Herschel wouldn’t win the Heisman. They want Georgia to “go away” and be discounted because having two SEC teams in the playoffs means one of their darlings in the BIG or Notre Dame, etc. is left out.

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      • Russ

        If he threw the ball as much as Young does at Bama, his numbers would show it, though I do fear his INTs would as well. That’s the one thing he needs to watch.

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  13. charlottedawg

    I was convinced we would not be able to win a national championship with Stetson as our Qb primarily due to the fact that the recent national champions won relying on exceptional, first round draft pick type talent and play at the QB position and Stetson is, well, not a future first round draft pick.

    That being said and to kind of state the obvious what he did after the fumble in the national championship game cannot be classified as anything but clutch, repeatedly clutch. I’d also distinguish between being supremely physically talented and being highly productive as a QB. Stetson might not be the former but was definitely the latter for the entirety of the season not just the 4th quarter of the national championship game.

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  14. gurkhadawg

    Stet’s story is what makes college football great. Fuck all the fancy stats and computer modeling. Bennett is a GREAT college quarterback. I’ve said it here about 10 times: compare the way Stet played in the 4th quarter in the NC vs the way that Bama QB played. Tell me who the better QB is.

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    • Exactly, that 4th quarter was where the wheat was separated from the chaff for me…very telling

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      • originaluglydawg

        Also compare Stetson’s performance against the U of MF’ers in JAX to Bama’s lucky escape against them. And also the Auburn matchups.
        SB4 finished the season with a huge win that made Michigan look pedestrian and out-performed Young for the Natty.
        He should really understand the concept of patience and perseverance as he goes into his final year as a Dawg.
        With some capable young stud QB’s standing behind him, the QB room is in great shape.

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    • cowetadawg

      Bennett is a winner. The rest of the discussion is just noise.

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  15. row105

    Deeds not words.
    Who gives a fat rat’s ass what the “narrative” is. Narratives are for those who can’t….rings are for those who do.Did the future 1st round draft pick throw a touchdown with a “free play” ? Nooooo…Stetson did. Vince young looked like a future NFL QB. How’d that work out for him? Tom Brady didn’t how’d that work for him.
    With the current receiving corp and a year under his belt I predict an improved QBR and PAIN for our opponents.
    On a totally unrelated matter is anyone else having trouble downloading their Oregon tix?

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  16. WH

    Mea culpa:

    I was a Stetson doubter. (Emphasis on “was.”)

    Throughout 2020, every time he made a stupid mistake (especially against Bama), I would look at my son, my dad or God in heaven, and say something like, “I don’t think he can beat Bama. He’s too mistake-prone under pressure.” (The ’21 season started to change that mindset of course, even with the SECCG loss.)

    I never blamed him for it, but I just didn’t think he was “the guy.”

    I’ve never been happier to be wrong.

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    • row105

      As a pro Mark Richt …..anti-changer…..I will see your “happy to be wrong” and raise you a, “I’m a dumb ass”.
      I’m a fan not an analyst, commentator, or a gambler. If any of us foresaw a walk-on taking UGA to a 2021 Natty then you need to move to Vegas and play with the James Holzhauer’s of the world.
      Thanks for the response , ee ,Ill try again with a better connection.

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  17. stoopnagle

    Long live Stetson Bennett

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  18. 69Dawg

    Lets see 41 years and no Naty. Damn we had some great Qbs during that time and some great defenses (by the way congrats to Seymore) but they couldn’t win one. We took a generational defense and a Qb that had had no preseason reps with the 1st team and won one. Lets stop with the he can’t be as good as X and enjoy the damn win. SB4’s only problem is that he did not have any stars by his name coming into his career and all the recruiting aholes can’t stand that and as a result he is now the poster boy for Dawggrading from here on out.

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    • gurkhadawg

      Good point about the great QB’s we’ve had without winning a NC. And it’s not like Stetson just handed the ball off and threw a few slants. He threw a lot of great passes during the year and was throwing dimes in the 4th quarter of the NC under incredible pressure. Plus he did all that without the elite athleticism of the supposedly elite QB’s. Since when is doing more with less a bad thing?

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  19. uga97

    All defenses this fall want to shut down & takeaway the backside longballs, and force him to throw inside 10 yards. They all sold him short, as did most uga fans. It’s time for Stet to start hitting the short intermediate routes consistently by throwing over the dline hands.

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