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Preseason All-Big Ten Teams: Top Buckeyes Named; Cornerback Smoke Bouie’s Departure

Preseason All-Big Ten Teams: As SEC Media Days continue, college football fans are eager to learn more about their favorite teams ahead of the upcoming season. Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart shared some news during the event, revealing that cornerback Smoke Bouie is no longer with the team. Bouie’s departure marks a significant change in the Bulldogs’ roster, and the reasons behind his exit remain undisclosed. This blog will delve into the recent updates from SEC Media Days, including Georgia’s roster changes and transfer news that have caught the attention of fans and analysts. The college football 2023 season is expected to be one of the best this year with several changes on each team. 

Georgia Bulldogs’ Smoke Bouie Leaves Team

Smoke Bouie, a former 4-star cornerback from the 2022 recruiting class, had initially committed to Georgia and remained devoted to the Bulldogs for eight months. However, Bouie later de-committed from the team, reopening his recruitment before eventually joining Jimbo Fisher’s Texas A&M Aggies. After spending his freshman season at Texas A&M, Bouie decided to enter the transfer portal at the end of the 2022 season, catching the attention of the Bulldogs once again.

At SEC Media Days, Coach Kirby Smart confirmed that Bouie and the Bulldogs had mutually agreed to part ways. While the specific reasons for Bouie’s departure were not provided, the head coach expressed his best wishes for the young player’s future. Bouie’s departure leaves the Bulldogs looking for alternatives to strengthen their cornerback position and bolster their roster’s depth.

Preseason All-Big Ten Teams: Georgia’s Transfer Portal Additions

Amidst the ongoing roster changes, Georgia aimed to enhance their lineup by acquiring three transfer players from within the conference. Smoke Bouie was one of the transfer portal additions, but unfortunately, he will not be part of the team for the upcoming fall camp. However, the Bulldogs still have two other transfer players who are set to join the team – Mississippi State wide receiver RaRa Thomas and Missouri wide receiver Dominic Lovett.

Kirby Smart’s Comments on Smoke Bouie

Coach Smart spoke about Smoke Bouie during the SEC Media Days, praising the young safety’s skills and versatility on the field. Known for his physicality and quickness, Bouie was expected to compete for first-team reps in the 2023 season. Having impressed during spring practice and earning an invitation to the 2022 All-American Bowl in high school, Bouie showcased his potential to significantly impact the Bulldogs’ defense.


As SEC Media Days unfold, Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart addressed the news of cornerback Smoke Bouie’s departure from the team. The young 4-star recruit’s journey from commitment to Texas A&M to the transfer portal has been eventful, leading to a parting of ways with the Bulldogs. Despite this setback, Georgia still looks forward to adding talent to its roster through transfer portal additions, including RaRa Thomas and Dominic Lovett. With the upcoming college football season approaching, fans will be closely watching the Bulldogs’ developments and how they adapt to the changing landscape of the team. The NCAAF betting predictions will soon be up and running for bettors to place their best bets.