Georgia jumped to No. 1 in the AP poll this week and will head to South Carolina for its SEC opener on Saturday.

And the Bulldogs look like they’ll be missing a couple of players when they head to Columbia.

During the weekly SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday, Georgia coach Kirby Smart said that sophomore wide receiver AD Mitchell and freshman defensive back Nyland Green are both “doubtful” for the game.

“Both of those guys are doubtful right now. … Nyland has not been able to practice and AD has been getting treatment. … No determination has been made,” Smart said.

Smart was also asked Wednesday for a scouting report on Gamecocks quarterback Spencer Rattler, the highly touted transfer from Oklahoma.

“He’s an extremely good athlete with an arm that can throw it 75, 80 yards. … He’s played a lot of football,” Smart said. “I always think the game starts when you look at the quarterback of each team and look at the number of starts, games played, atmospheres played in. He’s done that.”

And finally, Smart touched on the challenge of playing in Williams-Brice Stadium, which through the years has delivered one of the best environments in the SEC.

“Loud, one of the impressive stadiums because it seems very vertical,” Smart said. “Fans get into it, Sandstorm starts playing.”

The Bulldogs and Gamecocks are set for a noon (ET) kick off on Saturday. The game will be televised by ESPN and Georgia is currently a 24-point favorite.