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Georgia’s Stetson Bennett admits he gave up smartphone for tech relic

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett may never know the allure of a BlackBerry phone, but there was something about an ordinary flip phone he thought would help him out a bit.

Bennett revealed Saturday in his media availability two days before the national championship game against Alabama he bought the relic from the 2000s over the summer to help him try to stop aimlessly using his smartphone.

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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) warms up before a game against Kentucky, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Athens, Ga.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) warms up before a game against Kentucky, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Athens, Ga.
(AP Photo/Butch Dill)

“Apparently a lot of old people still use them. I used to spend an hour on my phone every day, doing what? Nothing, nothing that was going to help me remember what I just did. And I’ve thought about this before, I’ve thought about it for years. I was like, I’ve got all this stuff to do, all this important stuff. Let’s try not to let anything get in the way of that focus and go get a flip phone,” he said, via The Athletic.

The senior quarterback from Blackshear, Georgia, didn’t rule out returning to a smartphone.

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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) scrambles for yardage in front of Florida safety Trey Dean III (0) and linebacker Mohamoud Diabate (11) during the first half Oct. 30, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) scrambles for yardage in front of Florida safety Trey Dean III (0) and linebacker Mohamoud Diabate (11) during the first half Oct. 30, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla.
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“I probably will. I’m not going to be some nomad. Unless I decide to, I don’t know,” he said.

Bennett and the Bulldogs will have to do something very few have done since 2007: defeat Alabama in the national championship.

Since Nick Saban took over as coach at Alabama that year, the Crimson Tide have won three BCS championships and three titles in the College Football Playoff era in five appearances.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) scrambles against Tennessee Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. 

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) scrambles against Tennessee Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. 
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Alabama beat Georgia in the 2017 season’s national title game in overtime, 26-23.

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Monday’s national championship will be played in Indianapolis with an 8 p.m. ET kickoff.

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