It’s JT Time

It’s JT Time

Athens, Ga.— After leading the #2 team in the country 24-20 at halftime, GEORGIA was soundly outplayed and outcoached in the 2nd half in Tuscaloosa. Bama tacked on another 21, while snuffing UGA.

Bennett went from program hero to goat, throwing three picks and unable to even consistently get passes off cleanly.

Kirby Smart fell to a sad 0-5 versus Alabama and LSU, while his overly-loyal supporters have also now witnessed a team that he coached be blown out – in one way or another – every single year of his head coaching career.

At the SEC West on the road, the win at Auburn last year was Coach Smart’s only such, at the time, matched with an opener win at Arkansas.

Alabama just treated him like an Arkansas, a Kentucky. Lots of question marks still abound around his in-game coaching and especially overall ability to effectuate 2nd half adjustments to keep production going when playing with a lead in a close big game.

And this was not a close game, for much longer. Georgia’s defense failed, broken behind the offense’s underperforming and eventually yielded over 40 to a team light years ahead of UGA in preparedness and schemes.

Still.

This is the 5th year of the Kirby era and most of his real success came way back in year 2, when he took a bunch of Mark Richt recruits and rallied them behind a gritty, physical enough quarterback, who he flipped from Bama.

Stetson Bennett IV, as I told several people who are reading this and nodding, was never the permanent solution at QB. He isn’t big enough to see downfield and he is no freak athlete with a huge arm to overcome that.

It is time to start JT Daniels, even though The Mailman could win at Kentucky. JT “money” is an experienced Power 5 QB and a former HS five-star who will easily outclass the Big Blue with our weapons around him. He’s NFL bound.

World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, the week after le bleu with no bye to prepare now, looms large. Loser is out!

I picked Georgia to lose this game at Bama and win the SEC, knowing the talent on-hand and that Kirby reacts to his mistakes and losses more than he proactively foresees them coming and prevents them. He’s an elite defense recruiter, which is not getting the old school and her wonderful alumni – special thanks to Cindy Lane Fasick for technical support with my podcast this week – over the hump. The 2017 team would beat the brakes off these Dawgs.

JT must start.

{photo: Face (a fan)/HAN (alumnus)