Monday night, the Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the national championship. A big part of the reason they won was the play of quarterback Stetson Bennett IV, who completed his journey from walk-on to national champion.

Aside from a freak fumble, Bennett managed the game about as well as could have been asked of him, going 17 of 26 for 224 yards and two touchdowns. His touchdown pass to Adonlai Mitchell is going down in the annals of Georgia Football lore.

Out-dueling a Heisman Trophy winner and the mighty Crimson Tide meant that Monday night was a celebration for Bennett and his teammates. Unfortunately for him, when you’re the face of the national champions, you’re expected to be up bright and early to make the rounds and do some interviews to talk about how excited you are about what you’ve accomplished.

That’s what made Bennett’s appearance on Good Morning America so wonderful and pure. The still visibly drunk Bennett who clearly hadn’t slept much at all last night did his best to power through the chat with Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts. He did his best to make it seem like he wasn’t still sloshed but then again that’s usually how you can tell.

Bless this 23-year-old college football player who just reached the pinnacle of his athletic career and celebrated as intended. He’s not the problem here, the need to make this guy get up at 5 a.m. to do these interviews is the problem.

And if nothing else his appearance delighted college football fans who watched along and remembered times in their life when they’ve been forced to talk about themselves when all they wanted to do was crawl into bed for 20 hours.

Get some rest, Stetson. You’ve earned it.

[GMA]

About Sean Keeley

Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.