Georgia vs. LSU: Updated UGA injury report ahead of the SEC Championship

Georgia injury report ahead of SEC Championship

No. 1 Georgia (12-0) will take on No. 14 LSU (9-3) in the SEC Championship on Saturday inn Atlanta.

The Bulldogs are dealing with several key injuries ahead of the game.

Here is an updated Georgia injury report ahead of the SEC Championship:

Hype video: Georgia and LSU face off in the SEC championship

Nick Chubb and Sony Michel get UGA football fans hyped for the SEC championship against LSU!

The Georgia Bulldogs face the LSU Tigers in the 2022 SEC championship game.

Georgia will have a chance to win its first SEC championship since 2017. Georgia lost to LSU in the 2019 SEC championship.

Former Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has exceeded expectations in his first season with the Tigers.

Georgia (12-0, 8-0) and LSU (9-3, 6-2) impressed a lot of folks this year. Nobody in the preseason media poll predicted LSU would win the SEC West. Georgia lost a record-breaking 15 players to the 2022 NFL draft, but still went undefeated for a second consecutive regular season. The Dawgs have won 27 straight regular-season games.

Kirby Smart and Georgia football have represented the SEC East in five of the last six SEC championships. Georgia has lost some heartbreakers in the SEC championship over the years and are looking to change that in 2022.

Georgia has appeared in nine SEC championship games. The Bulldogs have faced LSU in four of their nine appearances. Georgia is 1-3 against LSU in SEC championship games.

Former Georgia running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb narrate a hype video to get Georgia football fans fired up for the 2022 SEC championship.

Sony Michel plays for the Los Angeles Chargers. Nick Chubb stars for the Cleveland Browns. Michel and Chubb did not win a national championship, but the duo won an SEC championship in 2017 when they returned for their senior seasons to play for each other.

Georgia fans are expected to travel well for the SEC championship, which will be played in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be televised on CBS. The game kicks off at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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Georgia football offers 4-star Notre Dame commit Micah Bell

The Georgia Bulldogs have offered a scholarship to Dillon Bell’s brother, Micah. Micah Bell is a four-star class of 2023 recruit.

The Georgia Bulldogs have offered a scholarship to class of 2023 recruit Micah Bell. Bell, a four-star defensive back, committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in July 2022.

Kirby Smart and Georgia football are late in the process in offering Bell, but might Georgia have a chance to land a commitment?

Micah’s brother, Dillon Bell, is a freshman wide receiver on the Georgia football team. Micah Bell, like his brother, plays high school football for The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas.

Bell is the No. 128 recruit in the senior class. Bell is the No. 13 cornerback and the No. 27 recruit in Texas.

Why is Georgia looking to add a commitment from another cornerback? The Bulldogs recently lost a commitment from four-star defensive back Daniel Harris.

Kirby Smart and Georgia have the No. 2 recruiting class in the country. Notre Dame has the No. 3 recruiting class. The Bulldogs have commitments from four defensive backs, but are looking to sign a fifth defensive back from the class of 2023.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound defensive back announced his scholarship offer from the University of Georgia via Twitter:

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Ranking college football’s 10 conference championship games by watchability

Conference championship weekend seems poised to become one of the most exciting ever.

It’s college football conference championship weekend, and while the total number of games on the viewing menu has dropped precipitously, they’re all games you should care about.

Which ones should you care about the most?

We’re here to help you prioritize with our ranking of the most watchable conference championship games this weekend. Some of the games near the top are obvious (playoff implications, anyone?), but others just seem tailor made to be highly competitive thrillers. Buckle up, because championship week 2022 seems poised to become one of the most exciting weekends in modern college football history.

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‘UGA Football Live with JC Shelton’: SEC Championship feat. UGA OT John Theus

John Theus & Gary Stokan join the show ahead of the SEC Championship…

Host J.C. Shelton is joined by former Georgia offensive tackle John Theus and Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan ahead of UGA’s SEC Championship matchup with LSU. 

Your friends at UGA Football Live and UGA Wire present your one-stop-shop podcast for all things Georgia football: “UGA Football Live with J.C. Shelton.”

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Stats, analysis and interviews with some Georgia greats. We are here every week throughout the 2022 season with everything you need to be prepared for the Bulldogs’ matchups.

On the Championship Week episode, former Georgia tackle and NFL pro, John Theus, helps J.C. break down the SEC Championship, including key stats, players to watch, analysis and predictions.

Also on the show, Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan drops by to talk the semifinal game in Atlanta and the College Football Playoff expansion.

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Also on the show:

  • Georgia Tech review: Stats, analysis and takeaways from Georgia’s win in ‘Clean Old Fashioned Hate.’

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Peach Bowl CEO Gary Stokan on UGA playing in-state CFP game, expansion and more

Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan joins us!

Peach Bowl president and CEO, Gary Stokan, joined UGA Wire via the “UGA Football Live with J.C. Shelton” podcast this week to talk about this year’s College Football Playoff semifinal game in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

If Georgia beats LSU this weekend in the SEC Championship game and finishes as the No. 1 team in the nation heading into the playoffs, the Bulldogs will make their first Peach Bowl playoff appearance.

The all-but-hometown Bulldogs are familiar with the trip to Atlanta for SEC championships, as well as this year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game versus Oregon.

On what the game means to the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta:

“Atlanta is the fourth largest convention town in the United States, only behind Orlando, Chicago and Las Vegas, not necessarily in that order. And to be the fourth largest convention town and to have, this year, four of the six largest conventions be college football games – Two Chick-fil-A kickoff games, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the SEC championship – That’s how important college football is to Atlanta.”

“That’s one of the reasons they call us the capital of college football with the College Football Hall of Fame here and soon to have the national championship in 2025 here and another semifinal and 2025. We’ve got some great games coming up along with our Clemson Georgia Chick-fil-A kickoff game to open up the 2024 season.”

On what it means for Georgia football to have an opportunity to appear in a playoff game in its home state:

“If the season, like you said, were to end today, we’d have No. 1 Georgia against probably No. 4 USC tonight. It’s great to have Georgia. I know that Kirby and Georgia is trying to make this a December to remember with winning the SEC championship and then coming in and winning the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl if they were to play in it in the semi final here.”

“It was great to have Georgia and Georgia Tech in our Chick-fil-A kickoff games as we always want to support our local teams. But to have a semifinal game is really special to the all the whole of college football. And to have as we’ve had the last two times, with hosting No. 1 vs. No. 4, it’s very special when you can have that kind of game to end the season in Atlanta.”

On the College Football Playoff expansion:

“There’s two parts of it right. There’s 2024 and 2025, which they’re trying to get done early. What they’re trying to do is expand to 12 as the president’s want them to do early, meaning it would be pushed to 2024. 2025 doesn’t change for us, because we have a semifinal either way. 2024 would add a quarterfinal game for us, where you’d have either No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 or No. 4 playing against another team, five through 12. That’s really the only change for us.”

“Now the other change would be that the semifinal would move to probably Jan. 8 or 9 on a Thursday or Friday. And the quarterfinal games would probably take place Jan. 1 or 2. And we’ve cleared all that with the hotels with the stadium, so we’re ready to go. We’ve signed the agreement. If they can move forward in 2024 or 2025.”

On why the expansion was put in place:

“I think a few reasons, No. 1 I think there’s a desire by the commissioners and the presidents who were in control of the CFB to add participation. They wanted more schools involved. They wanted more players to have the opportunity to play in the playoff format. When you look at the NCAA basketball, you’re talking about 68 teams. There’s a lot more participation and the opportunity in football with only four, there’s not as much. And I think geographically it became the same teams with Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Michigan.”

“They want to do spread the opportunity across the country and it’s great for college football, which is the second most favorite sport in this country only behind the NFL. We’re stronger when we’re east, west, north and south with all the conferences having competitive teams. Having USC, Michigan, Ohio State, along with TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Clemson, and Alabama; representation across the country only makes for great viewing great opportunities.”

“I think that was the main reason why they wanted to do it. Obviously, there’s the opportunity financially, to negotiate new TV deals, and to really probably add another partner to on the TV side, which would promote college football even more during the season. “If you have more than just what they have now on ESPN, who do who does a great job, but if you added a Fox, let’s say, or CBS and NBC they would promote the game even more. And then I think the other opportunities financially when you sign, you know, 12 team playoffs, there’s more money there to spread to the schools.

“When you talk about participation, too, you’re talking about teams that now will have an opportunity even in October and November to still be part of potentially getting to a 12 team playoff. Whereas if you lose two games by October, there’s never been, in nine years, a team with two losses to make it to the CFP.”

On how the expansion could impact name, image and likeness opportunities:

“Well, I certainly think there’ll be a trickle down to help the players in more ways than one, not only participation, but the opportunity to have name, image and likeness come into play, because there’ll be more teams in a playoff format. I think there’s no doubt that the benefit is to the players and really, I think it’s a win for everybody. A win for the fans, win for the media and for the players, the coaches and for the schools. I don’t see really any downside to it. And it will continue to grow the sport and keep the sport growing regionally, as well with younger players, because now all of a sudden, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Utah, out on the West Coast, those kids will grow up and see those teams play in playoff formats. They’ll say, hey, I want to be a part of that. At a younger age, they’ll stay in college football. Again, I think there’s a great trickle down from the opportunity to have this 12 team playoff.”

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SEC Championship: Remembering Georgia’s 2005 win over LSU

Remembering Georgia’s last SEC Championship win vs LSU…

It’s No. 1 Georgia (12-0) versus No. 14 LSU (9-3) on Saturday for the SEC Championship.

One of the most memorable UGA SEC Championship wins is when star quarterback D.J. Shockley led the Bulldogs to a 34-14 win over the Tigers in 2005.

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Shockley finished the game with three total touchdowns and 118 yards on 6/12 passing.

Georgia receiver Sean Bailey racked up 74 yards on two touchdowns, and running back Thomas Brown rushed for 62 yards on 14 carries.

The Bulldogs defense held LSU to 230 yards of offense.

Georgia’s current coaching staff knows this classic game well.

Receiver’s coach Brian McClendon was suited up for the Bulldogs, offensive analyst Mike Bobo was serving as quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach Stacy Searels was serving in the same role for LSU.

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Will LSU QB Jayden Daniels play in the SEC Championship?

Daniels was in a walking boot on Monday…

LSU star quarterback Jayden Daniels is currently listed as hopeful ahead of the SEC Championship matchup versus Georgia on Saturday.

Daniels suffered an ankle injury last week in the Tigers’ loss to Texas A&M.

While the junior signal caller only missed a few plays, he was noticeably favoring the ankle.

LSU head coach Brian Kelly said on Monday that Daniels was in a walking boot and noted that indications ‘look pretty good’ on his status for Saturday.

“We’re pretty optimistic about his ability to practice on Tuesday. It wasn’t a high-ankle sprain.”

Daniels is a big reason for the Tigers surprising success this season. The first-year starter has thrown for 2,566 yards and 15 touchdowns with a 68.6 completion percentage this season.

The injured ankle may hamper Daniels in the run game, which has been a major part of the LSU offense.

Daniels has run for 824 yards this season, second in the nation among quarterbacks, and has added 11 touchdowns.

UGAWire will update Daniels status when more updates are given by the LSU staff.

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2024 4-star RB includes Georgia among Top-12 schools

4-star RB Anthony Carrie includes Georgia in Top-12

Four-star Carrollwood Day High School (Tampa, Fla.) running back Anthony Carrie has named Georgia among his Top-12 schools.

Carrie (6 foot, 185 pounds) is rated as the No. 13 running back, the No. 23 player in the state of Florida and the No. 144 recruit overall in the 2024 class, per 247Sports.

Carrie will choose among Notre Dame, Miami, Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Penn State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Michigan State and Georgia.

The Bulldogs currently hold the No. 3 class in the 2024 cycle.

Former Georgia star RB Nick Chubb makes NFL history

None like him!

Former Georgia star running back Nick Chubb continues to chase greatness as an NFL pro.

The Cleveland Brown has become one of three players in NFL history to amass at least 980 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in each of their first five seasons.

The 2018 second-round pick ranks third in the league in rushing (1,039 yards) and second in rushing touchdowns (12).

Chubb gained 4,769 yards at the University of Georgia in his four year career, which is second in program history behind only Herschel Walker.