On Tuesday, after practice, UGA tight end Eli Wolf took time to field questions about the Bulldogs upcoming SEC Championship game versus LSU. Wolf said that despite the absence of two of their leading wide receivers on the year – Lawrence Cager, out for the season with a broken ankle he sustained last week in practice, and Georgie Pickens, who has to sit the first half of Saturday’s game – that the offense won’t change and there a number of guys ready to step up.
“I think everyone has to step up a little bit, because (Lawrence) Cager is a great athlete and player. We definitely have to have the receivers step up. Some guys will have to get some reps who don’t usually. Then, if we need to go more 12 personnel, we’ll certainly do that….I think, game-to-game, the offense always looks a little bit different. We’ll definitely have to account for some changes [in the offense] a little bit.”
Wolf also shared his thoughts on D’Andre Swift and what he means to the team and the offense. Does he think the junior tailback will be able to suit up and play Saturday?
“D’Andre is super special, and everybody sees that. For him to get a little bit banged up, I know we’ve got a whole slew of backs who will go in there and run the ball just as hard. We need him back, and I think he’ll be ready, so it will be awesome to block for him some more.”