Kirby Smart Discusses His QB Situation Ahead of Auburn Game

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Kirby Smart has yet to announce which QB he will start against the Auburn Tigers this weekend.

Freshman quarterback D’Wan Mathis is coming off an ugly performance last week when he threw for only 55 yards and was intercepted once.

Stetson Bennett IV brought a spark when he came off the bench. The former walk-on threw for 211 yards with two touchdowns on 20-for-29 passing.

“D’Wan did a lot of good things,” Smart said, via ESPN. “It’s not his fault a play got called back for holding. It’s not his fault a guy missed a pick up on third down — and he almost turned that into a first down. He did a lot of good things early on there, and we just never could put good things back to back. Every drive he had came to a stop for some reason or another.”

After being medically cleared, USC transfer JT Daniels also factors into the equation.

“He’s an extremely bright kid,” Smart adds. “He’s delightful to be around, very intellectual. He asks a lot of questions. He digs deep into the game. The game is really important to him. He gets the ball out really quick. He’s got a quick release and great arm talent. He’s doing a good job. He’s out there working. For us, it’s not really different than it was before. He was practicing before. He’s just practicing more now.”

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  1. Got to give Bennett a chance to prove if he is the guy or if he just happened to catch lightning in a bottle last week. If he struggles, change it up. Not sure if Daniels is the answer since he is pretty immobile right now and the offensive line is a bit green.

  2. What we know: UGA can really recruit. RB’s, OL, and Defense are outstanding. As for QB’s, they are a total mystery to Coach Smart who knows Defense and plays the QB who is most coach-like. Meanwhile, Bama and Clemson and their QB’s continue to dominate. And other teams with outstanding QB’s – Ohio St, LSU and OKLA continue to produce big.

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