The Georgia Bulldogs continue to prepare for Saturday’s season opener against North Carolina and the team’s depth chart was the theme for the day. While its release didn’t answer a ton of questions, we did find out some news about a certain running back and another hint about the quarterback competition.
It has been pretty apparent for a while that Chubb would be ready to play in the opener, but head coach Kirby Smart added that he will not be facing any sort of workload limit.
“We feel good about Nick, he feels great and is ready to go,” Smart said. “He won’t be on a pitch count by any means.”
The news on Chubb is really good given that it appears Sony Michel is running out of time to be cleared to play on Saturday. Michel has been working out in 7-on-7 drills for a while now but still has not been cleared for full contact. According to Smart, he doesn’t know the timetable for Michel and the decision lies with the team’s medical personnel.
As far as the quarterback position goes, while there were some reports that suggested that a starter had been named internally, Smart insisted that is not the case. The only thing Smart did admit to was that the options to start Saturday’s game were down to freshman Jacob Eason and fifth-year senior Grayson Lambert. While Eason has seen extensive work with Georgia’s starting unit over the last several weeks, it was Lambert that went first in Monday’s practice.
Smart did offer an update on the playing status of freshman defensive end Julian Rochester. You might remember that Rochester was arrested in April along with Chad Clay for possessing a BB gun in a school zone. Clay has since been dismissed from the program but Rochester appears to be available to play in Saturday’s game.