VIDEO: Kirby Smart discusses position competition, player updates ahead of Middle Tennessee game

University of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart had his weekly media press conference on Monday, Sept. 10.

Smart discussed player updates along with position competition ahead of the Bulldogs’ game against Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 15.

For player updates, Smart addressed offensive lineman Andrew Thomas’ injury status.

“Andrew Thomas is still ankle sprain,” Smart said. “He'll be out for the day, hopefully be back for the game, but still not know, we'll see tomorrow. Today is rehab on it. I know he's been doing some stuff on the treadmill. Hopefully getting back.”

Smart also discussed position competition ahead of Saturday’s game.

“I mean, I've got my message set with the team today and it's really about that alone,” Smart said. “It's not anything about who we play nor any disrespect for Middle Tennessee. It's totally about us and competing within practice. We've got some really good competitions going on where guys are battling for playing time, guys battling for spots.”

The Bulldogs host Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:15 p.m.