Georgia football 2023 spring practice live updates, injury news and position matchups

Georgia football begins spring practice on Tuesday, March 14th. Below you can find information about the team’s injury news, positional battles and live updates after practice.

Georgia went 15-0 last season and returns 15 starters from the national championship game.

Georgia Football 2023 Spring Practice Live Updates

11:30 update March 14:

  • “The first thing I want to address is the expectations for our student-athletes. We have not met them. The standard has been created here for a long time. The mistakes they make, we treat them as our children. It’s been a rough ride with the deaths of Chandler and Devin. Our players have been through a lot. I feel like our players are starting to be able to recognize and understand that when you make decisions that are expensive, it can cost you your life.” — Kirby Smart on Georgia’s student-athletes.
  • “I strongly believe that we have a great group of young men. There is a lot of good that comes out of kids.”
  • Smart rules out Jalon Walker (shoulder), Marvin Jones (shoulder), Joshua Miller (shoulder), Dan Jackson (foot) and Andrew Paul (knee)
  • “He still has a day in court on these charges. Pop will definitely be disciplined. Shall I define that discipline? I don’t.” — Smart on Jamon Dumas-Johnson, who was arrested for racing and reckless driving.
  • “I don’t have a way to monitor speed if I’m not aware of it.”
  • “We think we have three really good quarterbacks. We’re not going to live with them unless we decide we have to. I’m looking forward to watching Carson and Brock. They’re going to get a lot of reps with them. I’m excited to see those guys compete.”
  • “There will be no changes in proverbs. There will be some additions.” — Smart with Georgia’s offense.
  • “The decision was the continuity of the attack to keep it.” — Smart with Georgia’s offense.
  • “I think those two guys would argue who has the stronger arm. I think they both got really good pocket presence. He’s added 15 pounds of muscle. They’re the same size. It’s hard to say. I don’t think people give Carson enough credit for being a good athlete. I wouldn’t count Gunner out of this thing. I really saw him grow.”
  • “He was adamant that we have three really talented quarterbacks.” — Smart on Todd Monken’s assessment of the Georgia quarterback room.
  • Smart says it was around the national championship that he knew he could promote Mike Bobo in the event.
  • “The young guys have looked good in training. We’ll need a lot of work there to replace the Nolan and Robert Beals of the world who have been there forever.” — Smart at the outside linebacker position.
  • “We look forward to seeing him compete this spring.” — Smart on Deyon Bouie.
  • “He will be cleared to practice with us right now.” — Smart on Rara Thomas.
  • Smart says Andrew Paul won’t do 11-on-11 drills, but he should be good for fall camp.
  • “I feel like I still had more to prove.” — Ladd McConkey about why he came back
  • – As for coach Bobo, he did a lot for us last year. I’m super excited that he’s here and taking over. I feel like we can be better than ever.” — McConkey on Mike Bobo.
  • “It’s a sad situation and still is. We’re doing everything we can to honor Devin and Chandler. This is our family.” — McConkey at the Jan. 15 crash.
  • “Obviously him, Brock, Gunner, a lot of them can feed off that. They can bring things that maybe Stet wouldn’t have brought to the table.” — McConkey at the quarterback position.
  • “Those guys came in and immediately learned the playbook. These are two hard-working guys.” — McConkey on Rara Thomas and Dominic Lovett.
  • “Just seeing how we work best and fit best. That’s what spring really helps with, seeing who fits where.”
  • “I’m sure there will be a twist on things. Every time a new OC comes in, he wants to do his thing.”
  • “Those guys came in and wanted to work. All three of them were here in the bowl practices. They were ready to come after it.”
  • “Anytime you have some incidents like we did, it hits you in a different way. You sit there and take no days for granted. We’re not guaranteed tomorrow.”
  • “I’m getting there. Taking it day by day. I wouldn’t say I’m 100 percent. Anytime you play 15 games, you’re probably not going to feel too good afterward. The rest helps with that.”
  • “Something happens, you learn from it. Being proactive, not reactive. I think our coaches have done a good job setting us up the right way. I think it’s stronger than ever.” — Ladd McConkey on Georgia’s football team culture.

6:00 a.m., March 14 update: The Georgia Bulldogs return to the practice field Tuesday for the first of their 15 spring practices. Georgia coach Kirby Smart will address the media at 12 A.M.

Smart will have plenty to talk about as it will be the first time he meets with reporters since the day after Georgia’s 65-7 win over TCU to end the 2022 season.

Georgia is not as depleted as it was last season, but there are still plenty of new names and faces to know. Georgia has a new offensive coordinator in Mike Bobo, who takes over for Todd Monken.

In addition to a new offensive coordinator, Georgia will also have a new quarterback. The play of Carson Beck, Brock Vandagriff and Gunner Stockton will be discussed often over the next month.

While Georgia saw 23 players leave the program, the Bulldogs have already brought in a number of new players. To go along with 18 early enrollees, Georgia also added wide receivers Dominic Lovett and Rara Thomas and defensive end Smoke Bouie out of the transfer portal.

Of the early enrollees, many will be interested in seeing how Damon Wilson, Monroe Freeling and Jordan Hall play. Linebacker CJ Allen has already earned consistent praise since arriving before bowl practice.

The Bulldogs wrap up spring practice on April 15 with their G-Day scrimmage. The game is set for a 4:00 PM ET kickoff with ESPN2 televising the game.

Georgia football injury report for spring 2023 practice

  • Marvin Jones Jr.– shoulder out
  • Serious Greene– back
  • Andrew Paul– ACL
  • Dan Jackson – foot
  • Nyland Green — wrist

Georgia’s football position struggles in spring practice

Quarterback: Carson Beck (Jr.), Brock Vandagriff (R-Soph.), Gunner Stockton (R-Fr.)

Easily the most interesting position battle this spring. Beck enters as the favorite to win the job as he was the backup to Stetson Bennett last season. Expect this position battle to continue through the spring and into fall practice

Left tackle: Xavier Truss (Sr.), Austin Blaske (Jr.), Earnest Greene (R-Fr), Monroe Freeling (Fr.)

Georgia will surely hand over one of the tackle spots to Amarius Mims, who started both College Football Playoff games last season. As for the other tackle spot, Georgia has a mix of options both young and old at the position. Many will be interested to see how Greene plays as he is coming off back surgery. Freeling arrives as a 5-star customer.

Cornerback: Daylen Everette (Soph.), Nyland Green (R-Soph.), Julian Huphmrey (R-Fr.), AJ Harris (Fr.)

Georgia brings back Kamari Lassiter as one of the starting cornerbacks. The battle on the other side should be tough as all four cornerbacks were top-100 overall players. Everette enters as the favorite to win the job after a strong freshman campaign.

Safeties: Dan Jackson (Sr.), David Daniel-Sisavanh (R-Soph.), Smoke Bouie (Soph.), JaCorey Thomas (R-Fres.), Joenel Aguero (Fr.)

The Bulldogs have many different ways they can go about replacing Chris Smith. Two of the more interesting options are newcomers, as Bouie arrives after one season at Texas A&M, and Aguero was a highly coveted name in the 2023 recruiting cycle. Georgia could also opt to get creative about moving star Javon Bullard to the safety spot.

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