ATHENS — Georgia football quarterback JT Daniels indicated he’s returning to the Bulldogs for the 2021 season, trigger more players’. announcing they are also returning.
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The announcement is a step in the right direction for Coach Kirby Smart’s retention efforts. Georgia has already lost at least three underclassmen to the 2021 NFL Draft:
• Junior cornerback Eric Stokes
• Redshirt sophomore outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari
• Junior center Trey Hill
UGA still awaits decisions from juniors Jordan Davis, James Cook, Tyson Campbell, Jamaree Salyer and Zamir White.
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Smart has Georgia on a run of four-straight Top 10 finishes after an impressive come-from-behind win in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The Bulldogs had their backs to the wall in the 24-21 win over the Bearcats, rallying from a 21-10 deficit to record the biggest fourth-quarter comeback win of Smart’s 5-year tenure as head coach.
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Daniels, who transferred to UGA from Southern Cal last May, drove the team from its own 20-yard line with 1:29 left and no timeouts and into the field goal range of Jack Podlesny, who proceeded to drill the game-winner.
The new Bulldogs quarterback deflected credit to Ojulari, Podlesny and tailback Kenny McIntosh immediately after the game on the field.