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Georgia football-Kentucky: Live updates, injury report, practice news for Week 7 game

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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during a press conference in the Butts-Mehre Building in Athens, Ga., on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. (Photo by Mackenzie Miles)
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Georgia begins Kentucky week on Monday as it gets ready for a game on Saturday, Oct. 16. Below you can find information on the injury report, practice news and live updates throughout the week.

The Bulldogs enter the week as the No. 1 ranked team in the country in the AP and Coaches Poll. This is the first time that is the case under Kirby Smart. Georgia is also 5-0 against Kentucky with Smart as the head coach.

Georgia football-Kentucky: Live updates, practice news for Week 7 game

12 p.m. Update, Monday, Oct. 11: Georgia coach Kirby Smart is set to meet with the media to preview the upcoming game against No. 11 Kentucky.

  • Smart begins his press conference by acknowledging Vince Dooley, who is at the press conference.
  • Smart mentioned praising the job Mark Stoops has done at Kentucky. Emphasis on consistency. “The transfers they’ve add to their offense have add some juice.”
  • “It’s just a number. The goal is to be No. 1 at the end of the season. To have that, you got to be in the four. We won’t get caught up in that. It’s not a burden we carry.” -- Kirby Smart on the No. 1 ranking.
  • “We’re trying to get JT back. He had a really productive throwing session on Thursday. We’re going to let him throw some today.” Smart mentions it will be a lighter Monday practice. Smart sidesteps question on any quarterback controversy.
  • “They’ve got a really great supporting cast. The quarterback is a really good athlete. He has weapons. They’ve always been one of the most physical games, if not the most physical game. Their defensive line has been enormous.” -- Kirby Smart on Kentucky.
  • “I don’t know. All we’ve done since Saturday is rehab, rehab. Chris had a shoulder that came out of place. We’ll find out where he is. Jamaree had a slight ankle but it didn’t swell. Certainly hopeful to get him back. Says Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint could’ve played in an emergency. Hopeful to get Arian (Smith) back. Dom (Blaylock) we don’t know. George (Pickens) is a no. Ameer (Speed) has an ankle. Don’t know if he’ll be back.” -- Smart goes in detail on injuries.
  • “Foucs is on us. They’re going to hear that regardless. I’m very honest with our team. They’ve handled practice well, they’ve handled leadership well.” Smart on the players reacting to the No. 1 ranking.
  • Smart thinks this is the best offensive line Georgia has faced to date this year.
  • “We got to play better on defense. We’re not lined up. We’re not in great shape. We gotta do a much better job executing our assignments.” -- Smart on the defense.
  • Smart says Georgia has to get in better shape.
  • “He puts everything into every practice. That’s what allows him to be successful. He plays better than the people in front of him play.” -- Kirby Smart on Dan Jackson.
  • “Those two guys are the heart and soul of the offense. How they go is how we go sometimes on offense. Their leadership more than their play has been one of the key components.” -- Kirby Smart on Zamir White and James Cook.
  • “I don’t think it has changed much. Size, speed explosive.” Kirby Smart on recruiting the wide receiver position.
  • “This game speaks for itself. What it means. What is at stake. I think our fans are educated enough to know the importance. Their impact could be the difference in this game.” -- Kirby Smart on fan turnout.
  • “I don’t think the team has ever lacked confidence in Stetson. Within this team there’s a belief that Stetson is a winner. Very pleased with the way he’s handling things.” -- Smart on Stetson Bennett.

The Bulldogs are coming off a 34-10 win over Auburn this past weekend, while Kentucky earned a 42-21 win over LSU.

Georgia enters the game against Kentucky as the No. 1 team in the country. The Bulldogs have given up just 33 points through the first six games, while also ranking 12th in the country in scoring offense this season.

Kentucky though has given Georgia some issues defensively in recent seasons. The Bulldogs have scored just 35 total points the last two times these two squads have met. Those were both wins for Georgia, as Kentucky has scored just 3 points in those two matchups. But with Will Levis under center, this Kentucky team seems different. The Wildcats are 6-0 for the first time since 1950.

Georgia also enters this game with a number of injury-related questions. Quarterback JT Daniels has missed the last two games due to a lat injury. The Bulldogs saw starting safety Chris Smith and starting offensive tackle Jamaree Salyer leave games with injuries. Perhaps most concerning is the wide receiver position, where Georgia had just six wide receivers available to play on Saturday.

With Kentucky being a physical football team, they’re going to test Georgia. Last season, the Bulldogs saw defensive linemen Jordan Davis and Julian Rochester suffers injuries that caused them to miss time.

“It’s just a long list,” Smart said on Saturday. “What we’re going to do is figure out what our best players can do, and let them function and go play the best brand of football we can.”

Georgia football-Kentucky: Injury report

Kearis Jackson (knee, probable), Darnell Washington (foot, probable), Tykee Smith (foot, probable), JT Daniels (questionable, lat), Chris Smith (shoulder, questionable), Jamaree Salyer (ankle, questionable), Jermaine Burton (groin, questionable), Kenny McIntosh (hamstring, questionable), Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (ankle, questionable), Arian Smith (shin, questionable), Dominick Blaylock (hamstring, doubtful), Ameer Speed (doubtful, ankle)

Georgia football-Kentucky game time

The Georgia-Kentucky game will start at 3:30 p.m. ET

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