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As the Georgia Bulldogs inch closer to the possibility of securing a third consecutive College Football Playoff title, Head Coach Kirby Smart decided it was time to make a decision on who will lead the Bulldogs. On Saturday, Smart confirmed the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback for the upcoming season would be Carson Beck.
Smart’s choice did not come on a whim. After thorough evaluation and observation during the offseason, Smart is confident that Beck has pushed himself to the front, clearly outpacing the other quarterback contenders in the team. With Stetson Bennett’s departure to the NFL and the Los Angeles Rams, a void was left to be filled on the team, and Beck has earned that spot.
Recognizing the crucial role that quarterbacks play in leading a team, Smart noted that Beck’s natural, unflappable presence will aid in guiding the Bulldogs. “Carson is a very even-keeled individual,” stated Smart. Beck’s calm demeanor coupled with his intelligence gives him an unspoken ability to command respect, earning trust from his fellow team members.
While Beck does have a laid-back approach, Smart clarified that his leadership style has not fully manifested yet. According to Smart, the young quarterback’s style is still under development, a process that will undoubtedly be shaped by his experiences on the field.
The Bulldogs coach also shared that Beck’s methods do not stray far from the team’s previous quarterbacks, such as Stetson Bennett. Despite having his own leadership approach, it obviously was effective en route to multiple National Championships.
With Kirby Smart now entrusting Beck to take on the Bulldogs’ mantle, so to speak, the anticipation for the new season grows more intense. A prominent question remains hovering over this decision: Can Beck’s performance be the key that helps lead to another national title for Georgia? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see about that.
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