Georgia faced a coaching gap in the defensive backs coaching role after Fran Brown, now the head coach at Syracuse, departed, taking along several former Georgia players who committed to his new program. However, this void has been filled as Kirby Smart, the head coach, enlisted Donte Williams, a former USC Trojans defensive backs coach known for his strong recruitment abilities.

Regarding transfers, several Georgia players have entered the transfer portal: kicker Jared Zirkel, wide receivers Jackson Meeks and Mekhi Mews, quarterback Brock Vandagriff (transferring to Kentucky), EDGE players CJ Madden and Darris Smith, defensive back Nyland Green, linebacker EJ Lightsey, and offensive linemen Austin Blaske and Jonathan Jefferson. Meanwhile, some players have declared their intentions to enter the NFL Draft.

The coaching staff also saw changes with Fran Brown’s departure and the arrival of Donte Williams. Additionally, Georgia unveiled its 2024 recruiting class, featuring notable additions like Dylan Raiola, Ellis Robinson IV, Dwight Phillips Jr., NiTareon Tuggle, and others.

For the upcoming NFL Draft, eligible Bulldogs include Brock Bowers, Amarius Mims, Kamari Lassiter, Tykee Smith, Javon Bullard, RaRa Thomas, Ladd McConkey, Dominic Lovett, Marcus Rosmey-Jacksaint, Carson Beck, Tate Ratledge, Sedrick Van Pran, Xavier Truss, and various others across different positions.

The landscape of the team and coaching staff has evolved, with changes in coaching personnel, player transfers, and new recruits shaping Georgia’s trajectory in both collegiate and professional football arenas.

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