Georgia Bulldogs news: Mecole Hardman status, UGA Pro Day, Todd Monken update, more

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Heading toward the weekend there is a lot of Georgia Bulldogs news to share, starting with an update on a former Dawg in the Super Bowl.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and former Georgia standout Mecole Hardman has been ruled out for Super Bowl LVII. Hardman has been battling a pelvis injury that caused him to miss most of the second half of this NFL season. He aggravated the injury during the AFC Championship Game.

Speaking of the Super Bowl, Georgia reporter Brandon Adams is swinging his support to the Philadelphia Eagles in this year’s big game. With guys like Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean playing for the Eagles, Adams said it “feel like home” rooting for Philly in his latest podcast.

In the same podcast, Adams reported that ESPN’s Paul Finebaum thinks Kirby Smart might be willing to let offensive coordinator Todd Monken walk if he gets the right offer. Per Adams, Finebaum said, “Smart might not be as eager to hold onto Monken as some assume — especially if it requires giving Monken, who’s already thought to be the highest paid assistant coach in college football, another huge raise.”

More Georgia Bulldogs news

ESPN NFL insider Field Yates is reporting that Georgia’s Pro Day has been set for March 15, which marks the start of the free agency period in the NFL.

12 former Georgia Bulldogs, including quarterback Stetson Bennett, have been invited to this year’s NFL Combine. Bennett declined an offer to play in the Senior Bowl, ramping up speculation of what he plans to do with his future. Georgia had the second-most number of players invited, one behind Alabama’s 13 total.

Georgia AD Josh Brooks has given an update on the renovations to Sanford Stadium and other facilities (AJC subscription required)

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Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. has been ranked as the No. 1 receiver in the country, per a new list from 247 Sports. Harrison had a breakout year with the Buckeyes in 2022.

2024’s No. 1 ranked player, quarterback Dylan Raiola, is planning a visit to Nebraska. Raiola had originally committed to Ohio State, but changed his mind and re-opened his recruiting. It is believed that Georgia, Nebraska, USC, and Oregon are all high on Raiola’s list.

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