Will the last defensive back leaving Athens turn out the lights, please?

J.J. Green wants back on offense, says aloha to Georgia.

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53 responses to “Will the last defensive back leaving Athens turn out the lights, please?

  1. Crotchety

    Auburn, enjoy your next superstar.

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    • Rick

      How is that an insult? JJ seemed to be a good kid, and was a tremendous asset at tailback as a true freshman.

      It’s just bad luck he happened to land on a team with the best RB stable outside of tuscaloosa.

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      • Crotchety

        No insult intended. He’s always seemed a good kid to me. More like dawg gallows humor for when he lands someplace and turns out to be a star.

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        • rusdawg

          Personally, I hope the kid does become a star….with a team we don’t have to play.

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          • Mudcats Impala...

            Word is he might transfer to GT, PJ wanted him bad coming outta Camden Co…. He’ll be better than any “A” back they have from day one. Sit one year & 2 to play… #banghead

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        • Rick

          Fair enough – and he was a very good tailback as a true freshman and has every opportunity to start and succeed at a solid program.

          I doubt, though, that we’ll be kicking ourselves for sticking with Chubb, Michel and a healthy Marshall.

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    • Don’t forget the lights at the IPF….no wait…..going somewhere with an IPF.

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      • Chi-town Dawg

        I have no issues with opposing fans posting thoughtful and insightful comments on this or any other sports blog even if they’re counter to popular views, but your posts usually have little to no relevance to the topics of discussion and appear to be more along the lines of trolling. I also won’t forget your smartass comments after the 2012 SECCG. Not sure if you’re under the influence when typing or just don’t care about UGA, but can you please go jump on some other team’s bandwagon….I don’t think anyone on this blog would miss you except for maybe Bulldog Joe….

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        • Poot Elliot

          Amen brother. I called her out on the SECCG comments the other day and seemed to touch a nerve. She was gone for a while but is back with a vengeance. I saw where Scoutdawg told her to put down the bong on another post today. Don’t know if that’s it or the meds kicked in heavy.

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  2. PTC DAWG

    I think we should restrict these kids that just want out to outside the conference, unless they go JC, then they are on their own. No more free bus rides to the Plains.

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    • Jack Klompus

      I used to agree with Richt’s policy of life is too short to restrict these kids. But, not when you’ve lost 1/3 of your class though.

      I hope for the best for JJ. He stepped in when we needed him and he did a stellar job. I do think he should have stuck around…with our track record of injuries at RB, he would have been number two in the rotation in week 2.

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      • Ausdawg85

        I guess if he goes to an SEC school that’s one less a scholly they can offer and theoretically opens a recruit for us.

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    • Macallanlover

      I agree, no reason to allow him to go to a school we have to face. There are dozens of good options for a player outside of the SEC or GT, it isn’t like we are restricting any of them unreasonably. Richt needs to change this policy.

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  3. Normaltown Mike

    he’s probably that we don’t have an IPF

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  4. NoAxeToGrind

    Well, at least you can’t say he’s dumb. Why would he want to hang around? The exceptional coaching?

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  5. Silver Britches

    You know, those UAB kids are eligible to transfer and play immediately. Anybody know anything about their DBs?

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  6. Derek

    That’s a shame. A good ball player with a lot of heart. I really thought he would find a spot with Pruitt.

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  7. Irwin R Fletcher

    Love me some JJ Green. Seemed like a great guy and really smart, too. Sorry to see him go, but can’t blame him for wanting to see if he can get some carries somewhere. Smart guy…had offers to Stanford and Duke…hope he sits out a year and goes somewhere where he can get a degree as good as UGA AND get carries.

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  8. Smith

    Not surprising, JJ averaged @Gurley per carry in 2013, but for some reason, Richt the genius, thought B Douglas 4 ypc was better.

    Oh well, use the talent, or lose the talent.

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    • Russ

      Let me guess, Mason was a better QB than Murray the past 4 years, too. And this year, Bauta/Ramsey/Park were better than Mason. Got it.

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    • Coastal Dawg

      Nope. He played DB in high school and was recruited as an athlete. He was moved to offense after Trammel Terry and Ken Malcomb went down. He was more versitale than Douglas. He played about as much on D as Douglas did on O.

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    • Dawgfan Will

      The passive-aggressive curmudgeon bit wore thin a while ago.

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  9. This seems like a win win to me. At Uga his scholarship only has value at db. He wants to play tb. He goes where he can play tb and we get an extra scholarship to replace him in an area of need. I wish him the best of luck.

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  10. Jax

    Official, Jim McElwain to UF.

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  11. Billy Mumphrey

    He just doesn’t want to play for Pruitt. Everyone knows JP can’t coach really talented players.

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  12. Skint

    Great roster management by our head coach. We have lost 40 or so players during the past 4-5 years. Maybe that’s why he tried the Squab kick. He doesn’t trust his players. How in the world does this guy get away with stealing 3.5 million per year for the results we get on the field and off. The only way this will change is a major overhaul in the Athletic Association. Been saying it for years. The UGA way ain’t working.

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    • Dawgy45

      “Great roster management by our head coach” – take out the sarcasm and I’d say you nailed it. Two DB’s transferring in 2 days just as recruiting season is cranking up ain’t just a coincidence. Maybe it was more CJP than the head coach but otherwise…

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      • Just curious… before the announcements, how much did you expect Green and Langley to contribute next season?

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        • Rocket Dawg

          I expected Langley to play quite a bit. It seemed to me that when we put him on the outside and moved Swann into star/safety/rover the pass defense got A LOT better. Maybe Pruitt is banking on Fenteng to be that CB next year, I just think you can never have too much depth.

          I would have liked to see JJ in a scat back/slot receiver role. Again you can never have too much depth at RB as we have seen the last few years.

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        • Dawgy45

          To be honest, I haven’t thought that much about either one (out of sight, out of mind). Based on the fact that both largely disappeared this season, I reckon I wouldn’t have expected either to contribute much next season either. Why? What’s your thinking there, Senator?

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          • I don’t think either would have been a major contributor. Green isn’t big enough and Langley, honestly, is a mystery at this point. I was really impressed with his play in the Mizzou game, but then he disappeared again.

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            • If I were wagering, these sporadic bursts of effectiveness out of Langley reflected his practice habits. When he disappeared from game action he had been absent from practice the week prior, and most here know CJP’s playtime formula. So then, cie la vie or somesuch.

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  13. Reservoir Dawg

    I predict a journey by JJ to a distant location, like say, Ames, Iowa or even farther – Statesboro.

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  14. There’s no way they could have worked Green in on offense some and keep him at safety? Bobo got Branden Smith and Boykin some offensive TDs while they were cornerbacks. I know it would be tough for Green to unseat Chubb and Michel, but jeez, put him on offense some if it will make him happy.

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