The Georgia Bulldogs are missing another key member of their team.
At a press conference this afternoon, Dawgs head coach Kirby Smart said outside linebacker Darris Smith is “not with the team.” He did not say why Smith was unavailable. There was growing suspicion among observers who had not seen Smith on the field in games against Kentucky and Vanderbilt. In the five games he was in this season, he scored five tackles.
Smith’s absence from the roster leaves the Dawgs short at a time when they are missing another key player, Brock Bowers, who is recovering from ankle surgery. The Dawgs have had to make due this season with an unusual amount of injuries that have cut into the team’s depth.
Georgia now needs immediate help with its pass rush and they have only five scholarship OLB’s in reserve: CJ Madden, Damon Wilson, Chaz Chambliss, Marvin Jones Jr, and Samuel M’Pemba.
The Bulldogs face a challenge from the Florida Gators this Saturday at Sandford Stadium.