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Bulldogs Continue to Gear Up To Face The Tide In Atlanta


Georgia wide receiver Ladd McConkey (84) during the Bulldogs’ practice session in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Photo by Mackenzie Miles)

ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia players previewed Saturday’s SEC Championship game matchup against Alabama. The Bulldogs and the Tide kick off at 4 p.m. ET in Atlanta, Ga in the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

On Wednesday, redshirt freshmen Ladd McConkey and Sedrick Van Pran offered the following comments after practice...

#84| Ladd McConkey | RFr. | WR

On George Pickens...

"He's a phenomenal player. What he can do when he plays is special. Going out there, doing his thing, having fun - y'all know how George is when he's out there doing his thing and making plays. He makes a huge impact on our offense."

On the Alabama secondary...

"Overall, they are a really good team. Their whole defense is really good. They've got a bunch of good athletes who are physical and can run. I'm looking forward to getting out there and competing with them. But overall, they're a really good defense, and it's going to be a battle."

On this season...

"It really is crazy. I was talking to my receiver coach from high school how this is something special we have going on here going into the SEC Championship. Having the opportunity we have, it's something awesome and something we are not taking for granted. We are just going day-by-day and finishing this thing out strong."

#63 | Sedrick Van Pran | RFr. | OL

On his mindset going into this weekend...

“My mindset is just to lean on my brothers honestly. Go in, continue to do the things that I’ve always done and try to execute to the best of my ability. Lean on my brothers, try not to be Superman.”

On preparing for Alabama’s pass rush…

“Basically, just keying in on some moves that a couple of guys work a lot on. A lot of guys work on hard moves, just different things like that. So just trying to make sure you keep your head out – play with your head move your feet, things like that.”

On the SEC Championship...

“Of course, you dig down a little deeper, just because you want to be an SEC champion. That’s something that’s really really special and something that will bring much joy to everyone in this building. You definitely dig down deeper for the people in this building, whether it be players, staff, coaches, assistants, janitors, whoever. Everybody is a part of this, so you want to make sure that you dig down deep to make sure that you don’t let down anybody in this building. So, definitely dig down a little bit deeper especially for the sense of we want to be SEC Champions.”