Wednesday’s news and notes from UGA

Weak entrance on the left side of the slayer

Jamri Slayer Arkansas and, overall, made their debut last Saturday by facing left against the head coach Kirby Smart He was happy with what he saw.

“Jamari did a good job. I felt he helped lead the group. He must have had a little more experience than the others, ”Smart said during the SEC teleconference on Wednesday. “He is still relatively new to the position; He has worked really hard at it. “

Slayer’s previous two starts were appropriate action for the Bulldogs which included the team’s Sugar Bowl over Baylor.

This, after graduating from Pace Academy in Atlanta, as the country’s top ranked defender according to the opponent.

But after the departure of a good friend and former teammate (both high school and UGA), Slayer was moved to the left, his home on the Bulldogs’ offensive line for the rest of the year.

“As the level of competition increases, it will become more and more challenging. We know it’s one of the most difficult places to play in the SEC. There is no perfect. We lost two first-rounders on the edge, and you realize it’s a difficult league to play when it comes, ”said Smart. “But he’s played really hard, he’s sincere about it, and he goes against really good pass-runners every day in practice.”

Talk more quarterback

Wide receiver Caris Jackson No indication has been given as to who will be the quarterback on Saturday. But whoever does will need more help from his teammates.

“I felt like I didn’t do a big job of keeping the boys comfortable. This week has been different. All quarterbacks have come out with different attitudes, one to get ready and the other to get better, ”Jackson said after practice on Wednesday. “Everyone knows that our performance last week was not acceptable. This week, we have to go out and play fast and make sure we do everything right. “

Jackson’s remarks were echoed earlier in the day by Smart, who was again asked about his quarterbacks at the SEC teleconference.

After addressing the issue on Monday and Tuesday, the national reporter’s first question during the SEC teleconference was about the worrying order between Stateson Bennett, D’van Mathis and JT Daniels for Saturday’s game.

Smart, obviously, didn’t.

With ‘de Vavan, it’s working, it continues to get even better. He is growing as a player and learning from his mistakes, ”said Smart. “But we’re trying to get the players around him to play better, even something – that will make him a success,” Smart said. “It’s the same with the jetty. It works constantly; He is doing a great job. I’m glad it’s cleared. He’s able to play now, and we’re excited to see what he does. “

Injury update

On Tuesday, Smart gave an update about the condition of the tight end injury Tray ‘m Kitty And abusive linemen Clay web.

MK Kitty, who underwent arthroscopic surgery just three weeks ago, has a chance to get into the Bulldog against Arkansas after missing the opener.

Webb, meanwhile, remains questionable even after what Smart considers to be a foot injury.

On Wednesday, Smart was asked about giant receiver Tommy Bush, who made the trip to Arkansas. However, he did not give a specific reason, but Smart suggested that Bush’s absence was in fact related to health.


“It just depends on how deep he needs to go with injuries and things like that. We have five people with whom we feel comfortable. The good thing is, the young man is getting a lot of prestige. Camped so we got Kendall (Milton) and Daijun (Edwards) a lot more prestige because of it. I have a lot of faith in all five of them. They work hard and do a good job every day. All five will play, but we have the confidence of all five. ” Smart on how deep it will go with a running back.

“He has done a great job; He has worked really hard, and that was one of his goals for the year. Apparently, he was able to pin some more people within 10, and he was able to do that with the help of some really good gunner play. “- Smart on Saturday’s performance by Jack Kamarda.

“I think so. I think that’s the way it is. That’s the way it coaches and that’s the way it is – when you’re probably coaching against the school you went to, or you played here – I’ve always said K. I thought that was a factor in some of our games last year. Sure, that’s the case. That doesn’t mean we don’t want them. Play the chip on the shoulder, because that is the state of your home and in this game you probably have more family, sometimes not always in the case of uburn, you have children who are closer to Athens than uburn – it’s not always them. .Yes, I think that’s exactly the way it is. It would be no different with the kids on our roster in the state of Alabama. “- Extra inspiration for the smart game on Georgian players at Org Burn.