Georgia football begins spring practice on Tuesday, March 14. Below you can find information on the team’s injury news, position battles as well as live post-practice updates.

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

Georgia football 2023 spring practice live updates

11:30 a.m. March 14 update:

  • “First thing I’ll address is the expectations for our student-athletes. We haven’t met those. The standard has been created here for a long time. The mistakes they make, we treat them like our kids. It’s been a tough go with the death of Chandler and Devin. Our players have been through a lot. I feel like our players are starting to be able to acknowledge and understand that when you make decisions that are costly, it can cost you your life.” -- Kirby Smart on Georgia’s student-athletes.
  • “I am very strong in the belief we have a great group of young men. There’s a lot of good there 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 for those charges. Pop will absolutely be disciplined. Do I have to define that discipline? I do not.” -- Smart on Jamon Dumas-Johnson, who was arrested on racing and reckless driving charges.
  • “I don’t have a way of policing speeding if I’m not aware of it.”
  • “We think we have three really good quarterbacks. We will not be live with them unless we decide we need to. I look forward to seeing Carson and Brock. They’ll get a lot of reps with the ones. I’m excited to see those guys compete.”
  • “There won’t be any changes in verbiage. There will be some additions.” -- Smart on the Georgia offense.
  • “The decision was the contininuty on offense to keep that.” -- Smart on the Georgia 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 right at 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 game was when he knew he could promote Mike Bobo in the event.
  • “Those young guys have looked good in workouts. We’ll need a lot work there to replace the Nolan and Robert Beal’s of the world, who have been there forever.” -- Smart on the outside linebacker position.
  • “We’re looking forward to seeing him compete this spring.” -- Smart on Deyon Bouie.
  • “He’s going to be cleared to practice with us right now.” -- Smart on Rara Thomas.
  • Smart says Andrew Paul won’t do 11-on-11 drills, but that he should be good for fall camp.
  • “I feel like I still had more to prove.” -- Ladd McConkey on why he came back
  • “As far as 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.
  • “That’s a sad situation and still is. We’re doing everything we can to honor Devin and Chandler. That’s our family.” -- McConkey on the Jan. 15 crash.
  • “Obviously him, Brock, Gunner a lot of them can feed off that. They can bring things that Stet might not have had to the table.” -- McConkey on the quarterback position.
  • “Those guys came in and immediately learned the playbook. Those are two hard-working guys.” -- McConkey on Rara Thomas and Dominic Lovett.
  • “Just seeing how we work best and fits best. That’s what spring really helps with, seeing who fits where.”
  • “I’m sure there will be a twist on things. Anytime a new OC comes in he’ll want to do his things.”
  • “Those guys came in and wanted to work. All three of them were here in the bowl practices. They were ready to get after it.”
  • “Anytime you have some incidents like we did, it hits you in a different way. You sit there and don’t take any 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 to great afterward. Rest helps with that.”
  • “Something happens, you learn from that. Being proactive, not reactive. I think our coaches have done a good job of setting us up the right way. I think it’s stronger than ever.” -- Ladd McConkey on the Georgia football team culture.

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

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 conclude the 2022 season.

Georgia isn’t as depleted as it was last offseason but there are still plenty of new names and faces to know. Georgia has a new offensive coordinator in Mike Bobo, who will take over for Todd Monken.

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

While Georgia did see 23 players depart 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 back 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 prior to bowl practice.

The Bulldogs will conclude spring practice on April 15 with their G-Day scrimmage. The game is set for a 4 p.m. ET start, with ESPN2 broadcasting the game.

Georgia football injury report for 2023 spring practice

  • Marvin Jones Jr.-- shoulder-out
  • Earnest Greene-- back
  • Andrew Paul-- ACL
  • Dan Jackson -- foot
  • Nyland Green -- wrist

Georgia football position battles for 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 back-up 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 certainly turn 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 in seeing how Greene plays as he is coming off back surgery. Freeling arrives as a 5-star prospect.

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

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

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

The Bulldogs have a lot of different ways they can go with regards to 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 elect to get creative in terms of moving star Javon Bullard to the safety spot as well.

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