Georgia Sports Communications–FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Georgia Bulldogs held a two-hour morning practice at Rhodes College and then made the trip to the Memphis Hilton for the annual Liberty Bowl Luncheon.

The Bulldogs will face the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday at noon ET on ESPN.  The teams arrived in Memphis Sunday.  After Wednesday morning’s football practice and the team luncheon, there was a bowl press conference featuring each team’s offensive coordinator and selected players.  The day is scheduled to end with a trip to the Civil Rights Museum and a team meal at Texas de Brazil.

“I think our players have been awesome this year dealing with the ups and downs,” said Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney. “They showed up and played their backsides off each and every day.  We just didn’t do enough in some games, but I’m really proud of them for their effort this year.”

Chaney added that calling plays from the coaching box starting at the beginning of November helped the offense overall.  He also spoke about juniors Nick Chubb and Sony Michel coming to talk to him during the season and telling him “you’re doing too much, give (us) the ball.”  Chaney appreciated their feedback and thought it was productive.

Georgia’s Chubb, Michel, Brandon Kublanow and Jeb Blazevich participated in the media session on Wednesday afternoon at the Embassy Suites hotel in Memphis following the luncheon.

“Playing in a bowl game means a lot to this team,” said Michel.  “We get to see where the team truly is heading into the spring.  We have been able to run successfully at times, but it’s kind of like playing in the (Southeastern Conference).  You thrive at times and you struggle at times.  But just like life in general, you don’t always succeed at first, you have to keep trying.”

Georgia will wrap up preparations for the bowl game on Thursday after practicing at Rhodes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.