JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Johnathan Abram is not with Georgia as it begins practice here for Saturday’s game, and his future with the program is murky.

Abram also missed the last few bowl practices in Athens to be back home in Mississippi to take care of some personal things, interim head coach Bryan McClendon said before Monday’s practice.

“He had to handle some of those personal issues at the house,” McClendon said. “There’s a chance that he could be back but right now we’re not counting on him to be here either.”

The night that Mark Richt was fired, it was Abram who walked by the media and said, unprompted: “If the media wants to know anything keep Pruitt.” That meant defensive coordinator and secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt, who ultimately left for Alabama.

Abram was a starter at safety for about half the season. He finishes the season, presuming he is finished, with 25 tackles.