Georgia football stock report: Kirby’s cliches resonate, new stars emerging

ATHENS — A couple of Kirby Smart cliches came to mind in evaluating and summing up where Georgia football stands entering Week 3, as both explain personnel decisions and strategy.

Smart’s “Keep the main thing, the main thing,” and W.I.N. — “What’s important now,” — tell you what the head coach was thinking in starting fifth-year senior Stetson Bennett over redshirt freshman Carson Beck.

The main thing on Saturday was to make sure No. 2-ranked Georgia beat UAB, and that meant going with an experienced quarterback that would ensure a clean start.

Bennett not only was clean, he was downright spectacular, completing 10 of 12 passes for 288 yards and tying a school record with 5 touchdowns passes — in the first half, at that!

As for the W.I.N. acronym, “What’s Important Now” is the 2021 season and building a team that can win the SEC Championship and a College Football Playoff.






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