Report: Georgia RB to miss Sugar Bowl, did not travel
Georgia will reportedly be down at least one running back next week against Baylor in the Sugar Bowl. Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that senior RB Brian Herrien did not make the trip to New Orleans and will not play in the Jan. 1 game.
According to Towers, Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart wasn’t interested in discussing Herrien’s situation heading into the bowl game:
As for Herrien, Smart refused to comment directly on his availability.
“We’re going to focus on the players playing in the game,” Smart snapped.
Herrien’s absence could loom large as leading RB D’Andre Swift’s status is uncertain. Swift aggravated a shoulder injury in the regular-season finale against Georgia Tech and logged only five snaps in the SEC Championship Game loss to LSU. Swift reportedly participated in “most” of the team’s 11 practices back in Athens and Smart is “hopeful” that Swift will play against Baylor.
Smart has also recently confirmed that RB James Cook will be able to play in the Sugar Bowl despite his recent arrest.
Herrien is back home training for the NFL Draft, according to the AJC report.
The Sugar Bowl is set for an 8:45 p.m. ET kickoff on Wednesday. It will air on ESPN.