On Sunday morning, the head Coaches of the College Football Playoff National Championship teams, Alabama's Nick Saban and Georgia's Kirby Smart, fielded questions in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart fielded questions about the season and upcoming National Championship game versus Alabama as well as gave an update on the Bulldogs during Saturday morning's College Football Playoff National Championship media day at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA
The Bulldogs' starting true freshman quarterback Jake Fromm shares his thoughts about what it's like to play for a championship, playing high school football in the Peach State, his home town of Warner Robins along with his parents, and handing off to two of the best running back tandems in the history of college football.
Georgia's Offensive Coordinator, Jim Chaney, fields questions on the quick turn around time between the Rose Bowl semifinal game and the National Championship and his true freshman starting quarterback, Jake Fromm. Chaney also shares his thoughts on two other freshmen, right tackle Andrew Thomas and running back D'Andre Swift, as well as the Bulldogs upcoming opponent, Alabama.
The other half of Georgia's dynamic one-two punch at running back, senior Sony Michel, discusses how the Bulldogs prepare each week but that games like the college football games, what comes with them, can be a big distraction. However, that is to be expected. Sony also talks about his decision to return along with the other seniors and his partner in crime, Nick Chubb. No. 1 shares his thoughts and expectations on playing Alabama on Monday.
Senior Bulldog tailback Nick Chubb talks about the culture change on the Georgia football team under Head Coach Kirby Smart and also shares his thoughts on his fellow running back teammate and roommate, senior Sony Michel.
Georgia's defensive coordinator Mel Tucker takes a short break from talking football and discusses the dining scene in Athens and cooking on his Green Egg, but the conversation soon shifts back to the 'ole pigskin and the Bulldogs' focus on the National Championship game and playing Alabama. Coach Tucker also shares his thoughts on defensive back Deandre Baker and his growth as a player over the last two seasons.
Georgia All-American and Butkus Award winner Roquan Smith was front and center at the CFP National Championship media days on Saturday morning. The junior inside linebacker fielded questions on Alabama's Jalen Hurts and Minkah Fitzpatrick, playing in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, his hometown of Montezuma, GA, and had some fun with fellow teammate, freshman defensive back Richard Lecounte.
Senior Lorenzo Carter emplores the Georgia fan base to bring the same level of energy on Monday during the National Championship game versus Alabama that the players are going to bring. The outside linebacker discusses the culture change that Kirby Smart has instituted and instilled in the UGA football program and share his thoughts on outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer.
D'Andre Walker, a junior outside linebacker for the Bulldogs, talks about Georgia's amazing fan base and post-season travel on the road at the National Championship media day on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.
During Saturday's College Football Playoff National Championship media day at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, Bulldog outside linebacker Davin Bellamy talks about the differences between Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and Head Coach Kirby Smart versus Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. The senior also shares his thoughts about fellow linebacker Lorenzo Carter.
Georgia senior tailback Sony Michel and junior inside linebacker Roquan Smith were both named Rose Bowl players of the game for their performance during the Bulldogs 54-48 double-overtime win over Oklahoma on Monday. Both players joined the College Football Playoff teleconference on Tuesday afternoon and fielded several questions from the media.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart joined the College Football Playoff teleconference on Tuesday afternoon and talked about the Bulldog's 54-48 Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma on Monday and the opportunity to play in the National Championship. Kirby also discusses his former boss, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, the college football playoffs, and the state of the Southeastern Conference.
On a Tuesday afternoon teleconference, Nick Saban, the head coach of the University of Alabama football team, discussed the Crimson Tide's 24-6 Sugar Bowl victory over Clemson, his former assistant and defensive coordinator - Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, the college football playoffs and the level of the competition in the Southeastern Conference.
ESPN's College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit breaks down the differences between the Big-12 and the SEC and shares his analysis and insights on the 2018 Rose Bowl game matchup between Georgia and Oklahoma.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley sat down for a Sunday morning Rose Bowl press conference on New Year's Eve to talk about Monday's College Football Semifinal game, the differences between Big-12 and SEC football, and give updates on their respective teams.
On Saturday, Bulldawg Illustrated caught up with Georgia's junior defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter during one of the Rose Bowl week media periods and had the opportunity to talk with him about his decision to announce that he would be returning to UGA in 2018 to play for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs freshman starting quarterback, Jake Fromm, talks a little baseball and about remaining focused and composed in those big moments when the lights are shining brightly during his interview during the Roses Bowl media period on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.
Senior offensive lineman and starting left tackle for Georgia, Isaiah Wynn, talks about his Rose Bowl week so far during the media period on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Can you guess how many plates of prime rib the big man had at the Lawry's Beef Bowl on Friday night? And is Wynn a fan of Disneyland?