Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, the discussion focuses on what Georgia’s national championship-winning former quarterback Buck Belue said this week on DawgNation Daily about Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels in the wake of Jamie Newman’s decision to opt out for the upcoming season.
DN90: Former Georgia QB says JT Daniels ‘a better fit’ for Todd Monken’s offense
Georgia got some surprising news earlier this week when grad transfer quarterback from Wake Forest, Jamie Newman, announced his plans to opt out of the upcoming season citing the “uncertainties this year amid a global pandemic.” However, Newman’s departure — while disappointing to those who were looking forward to seeing him play — might not be catastrophic for UGA.
The Bulldogs have a number of talented quarterbacks still competing to be the starter — including another high profile transfer, JT Daniels from USC.
Buck Belue, the former national champion-winning quarterback at UGA in 1980, joined DawgNation Daily Thursday to say that — while Newman was a talented player in his own right — Daniels might actually be a better fit for the offense the Bulldogs are expected to run under new coordinator Todd Monken.
Daniels was a starter for the Trojans as a true freshmen in 2018. He threw for 2,672 yards, completing 59.5 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Daniels missed most of 2019 with a knee injury.
However, despite the mixed results for Daniels in 2018, and the missed time due to injury last season, Belue says he saw enough from the quarterback to suggest he could excel at the types of throws he assumes Monken’s scheme will require.
Of course, Daniels will also continue to be pushed during practice by redshirt freshman D’Wan Mathis, last year’s backup, Stetson Bennett and incoming freshman Carson Beck.
Yet if Daniels is able to hold them off and earn the starting job, it sounds like one of his predecessors at the position thinks the Bulldogs could be in good hands.
To hear what Belue said about Daniels, check out the latest edition of DN90, lined above.