I’ve discounted most of the George Pickens whispers, because who the hell really knows what’s going on, besides Courson, Smart and Pickens himself? I will say this, though. If George was giving up on the season and preparing to move on to the NFL — not that anyone would blame him for doing so — I doubt he’d be doing this now, per his head coach:
“George has done a little more work than he has done in the past,” Smart said. “We’ve had George at practice, catching passes against routes on air, but that’s really been it, the things that y’all have seen. He’s done more competitive periods in terms of scouts and looks and getting confidence, being able to go up against some DBs and things. but he’s not taking reps with the one or two offense because, we don’t know when he’s going to be ready.”
If you’ve checked out, you aren’t doing scout team work. Good for him. I hope he gets rewarded by having good enough health to suit up for the Tech game, if for no other reason than to visit the end zone to greet the home fans.
But I’d settle for him making it back for the SECCG. So would Smart.