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Georgia is 4-0 and ranked no. 2 in the nation so not much to improve on except health. Well, things are starting to look up in that department as two key contributors in tight end Darnell Washington and cornerback Tykee Smith return this week.
They’re both expected back by this weekend to face off with Arkansas.
“They are back in drills, they are doing everything this week full-go,” head coach Kirby Smart said at a press conference Monday morning. “We’re under the expectations they will be able to play and help us.”
As you’d expect, they’ll be careful with their returns. And who’d blame them for caution when they might already be the best football team in the nation? Adding two talented players, regardless of where, is likely good enough for title contention.
Smith and Washington have been out since August after having undergone foot surgeries. Welcome back, boys.
BIG news out of Kirby Smart's press conference as he confirms Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith are a full-go in practice this week and are expected to play and help the team Saturday against Arkansas.
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Now that health is tilting their way, will Georgia take this all the way? With a few more playmakers in the mix, they might be too much to handle this year.