Kirby Smart: Stetson Bennett has ‘some similarities’ to Alabama QB Bryce Young

ATHENS — Stetson Bennett caught the attention of many of his Georgia coaches and teammates four years ago when playing the role of Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield for the scout team against a defense prepping for Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.

Fast forward to this week, as UGA has worked to prepare for Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy frontrunner Bryce Young leading up to the SEC Championship Game at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Smart, asked how the No. 1-ranked Bulldogs (12-0) are preparing for Young and the explosive Tide (11-1) invoked the name of Bennett again.

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“We go good on good (in practice), so we get to go against Stetson quite a bit who’s got some similarities,” Smart said. “Bryce Is just elite with his touch, his accuracy, decision-making, His release is so quick.”

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