“The most important thing is the happiness of a young person.”

Chip Towers reports that Greg McGarity has gotten his Georgia Tech cohort to see the light about transfers.

Athletic directors Greg McGarity and Mike Bobinski spent quite a bit of time on the phone this week conferring about their schools’ respective transfer policies in light of Green’s decision.

“Mike and I have been in communication and, moving forward, we’re in agreement there should not be any reasons to not grant the wishes of any student-athlete who might want to transfer between our institutions as long as there has been no tampering,” McGarity said…

“He’s in agreement,” McGarity said. “We’ve mostly just been exchanging texts since I became aware of J.J.’s desire to transfer to Tech. I reached out to Mike and wanted to make sure this was going to be a reciprocal agreement we have between institutions and he was in agreement with that.”

If Bobinski has indeed had a change of heart on this matter, McGarity deserves nothing but a pure, unadulterated attaboy for that.  Well played, sir.

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31 responses to ““The most important thing is the happiness of a young person.”

  1. BulldogBen

    YOU ARE DEAD TO ME JJ!!!

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    • Rob G

      I’m sure he’s sad about that

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    • PTC DAWG

      Stay Classy

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    • Sh3rl0ck

      I”m with BB. I don’t blame him for leaving or his reasons. If he had gone to NCST or some other random school, I would thank him for being there for the team when they needed him and would actively root for him in his new home. Transfering to Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, USCe, or tech (or Clemson if you will be eligble to play against the Dawgs), and you are dead to me. All of his previous contributions are for naught. Now, for all I care, he can eat a dick.

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  2. GaskillDawg

    Tech want to send us Marcus Georges-Hunt to make up for blocking Robert Carter?

    I am not holding my breath.

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    • adam

      Yeah, maybe we should have had this conversation when Carter wanted to transfer. At this point, they still blocked a guy from coming here and we’re still letting a guy transfer there with no penalty. Win-win for them AND they get to pretend that they are in on this new “agreement”.

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  3. dawg

    Just curious, what players have we gotten from tech over the years?

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  4. Ginny

    Give credit where it’s due. McGarity handled this the best way possible.

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  5. I’ve given GM grief over Gurley-gate, but he handled this with class. Let’s see if Tech’s coaches go along when the shoe is on the other foot.

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  6. ChilliDawg

    Wait a minute… attaboy? They block Carter and we were going to let JJ go (licking his chops after seeing Laskey & Days churn up yards against us). Is there a line of Tech players outside the BM Building we don’t know about???

    … Oh… but NEXT time…

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  7. ASEF

    I thought the most important thing was the happiness of me…

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  8. Uglydawg

    GT has a lot more to gain from this than Georgia does. Still, it’s the right thing to do.

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  9. DugLite

    Texts! Really? This should have been a telephone conversation followed by an email at the very least. Professionalism? At least we have the understanding publically acknowledged. Has Mike Bobinski made a statement?

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  10. Wow, just Wow.

    McGarity helps make things better.
    Kudos!

    Would be even better if he had a PR firm publicizing

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    • DugLite

      I am glad for the change in stance from GT, but I think something like this needs a paper trail so GT will stick to the agreement the next time they have an athlete that wants to compete for UGA. This needs to be an institutional agreement because AD’s and presidents come and go. That’s all I’m trying to say.

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  11. Hogbody Spradlin

    And it didn’t cost Greg a dime.

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  12. Jim

    Tech must really want him…i think JJ will do well there. Can’t blame the kid for wanting playing time. He was behind the Heisman frontrunner and SEC Freshman of the year this year. He probably would have been ahead of Douglas but JJ is more athletic with experience at DB so he got moved.

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  13. Bulldog Joe

    So Tech gets J. J. Green and we get nothing.

    Greg, you drive a hard bargain.

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  14. I don’t like this move at all. Until it becomes a nationwide rule that you can’t block people from their choice of school, we are idiots for letting JJ go to Tech.

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  15. Debby Balcer

    We have the right policy. It will help us recruit because parents will know their child will be treated right.

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  16. DawgPhan

    Letting these guys transfer unconditionally is the right thing to do. Period.

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  17. Buz

    The big problem with unconditional transfers is that it essentially means recruiting never ends. “Hey – Keith Marshall it looks like you’ll be behind Nick Chubb, wouldn’t you rather come to X where you can start?”

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