Georgia football coach Kirby Smart didn’t flinch when he shared his biggest concern of the offseason.

Smart, playing in a charity golf outing at Reynolds Lake Oconee this week, seemed confident his Georgia football team would maintain an edge.

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“Probably the biggest difference between being a national champion and going into an offseason is that you’re worried about complacency, you’re worried about guys thinking they’ve arrived,” Smart said in a video posted during the show. private event.

“I didn’t think our group did that.”

UGA team manager Sedrick Van Pran said he doesn’t want the national championship logo around the team facility this offseason.

“The mood in the team is over,” Van Pran said at the start of the Georgia team’s drills. “It’s a new season, nothing is promised.”

This goes hand in hand with Smart avoiding the “reigning” National Champion title.

“We’re not defending the title,” Smart said. “We start with a new team, develop new chemistry to see what this team is about.”

Georgia is looking to bounce back from losing more talent in an outgoing class than any program in modern-era history.

The Bulldogs had a record 15 players selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, and it would have been 16 had Florida team captain Adam Anderson not been charged with rape.

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To boot, Georgia lost four former transfer gate starters – Jermaine Burton (Alabama), JT Daniels (West Virginia), Ameer Speed ​​(Michigan State) and Latavious Brini (Arkansas).

Three other players, Jalen Kimber (Florida), Justin Robinson (Mississippi State) and Owen Condon (SMU) were slated for UGA at two depths.

Georgia capped off its spring exercise season with the annual G-Day game.

The first-team offense struggled in the scrimmage with All-American tight end Brock Bowers unavailable due to surgery this offseason.

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This, despite the first-team defense missing up to four projected starters due to injuries from a unit that had only eight players selected in the NFL Draft.

“We played an extra game in the season with the playoff game,” Smart said, “so injuries played a part in that.”

Projected starters who missed G-Day and are expected this fall:

• TE Brock Bowers

• TE Darnell Washington

• OG Warren Ericson

• OG Tate Ratledge

• FROM Tramel Walthour

• LB Robert Beal

• LB Smael Mondon

• DB Kamari Lassiter

• DB Tykee Smith

“We probably got more guys for spring than we ever had before,” Smart said.

Smart, partnered with former Auburn and Ole Miss coach Tommy Tuberville, raised $12,500 for the Kirby Smart Family Foundation.