FSU football: Key UGA players not currently with the team before matchup vs Noles

Key Georgia Bulldogs players are not currently with the team before their Orange Bowl matchup versus Florida State.

Dec 2, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs tight end Brock Bowers (19) attempts to make a catch
Dec 2, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs tight end Brock Bowers (19) attempts to make a catch / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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FSU football will be going into their Orange Bowl matchup versus Georgia Bulldogs. In case you missed it, be sure to check our latest article featuring takeaways from the projected depth chart.

Nonetheless, the Seminoles have experienced several opt-outs to the transfer portal as well as declarations to the 2024 NFL Draft to the point where I believe that head football coach Mike Norvell is embracing what has transpired.

However, I cannot argue with the fact that the college football landscape has changed. I never want to be the "back in my day" individual, who does not acclimate to today's society. But bowl games are certainly not what they used to be.

I do not want to discount the notion that I completely agree with a player's decision to enter the transfer portal or declare for the 2024 NFL Draft, especially after what transpired with the College Football Playoff committee snubbing Florida State of an opportunity to compete for a national championship.

With that being said, it felt like the Seminoles were the team in the matchup that was feeling the blows of players opting out for the transfer portal or declaring the 2024 NFL Draft.

On Tuesday afternoon, On3's DawgsHQ reported that Georgia tight end Brock Bowers and offensive tackle Amarius Mims are not currently with the team in Miami for their Orange Bowl matchup versus Florida State. Head football coach Kirby Smart stated that wide receiver Ladd McConkey was limited due to an injury and will see if he could be able to play.

While you never wish to play a football team without their full complement of weapons as well as wishing injuries upon someone, Florida State will be without several key contributors. This game will likely be extremely challenging facing off against a Georgia team that still has a lot of talent on their roster.

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