A waiver for a waiver

Man, is the Maurice Smith situation complicated, or what?

… When Smith secured his graduate transfer from Alabama last summer, the SEC set down stipulations: Smith must stay enrolled towards his master’s degree in Public Health and graduate within two years, or Georgia would be precluded from requesting further graduate transfer waivers…

Smith has spent the time since Georgia’s season ended training mostly in his hometown of Houston, then did some training in Athens. If he ends up making the NFL, Smart said there will be a waiver process in place so Smith doesn’t necessarily have to take classes this fall.

“The commissioner is aware of that,” Smart said. “He understands that’s the kid’s dream, that’s what he wants to do. So he’ll take that into consideration.”

Jimmy Sexton never has problems like that when his clients want to move.

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17 responses to “A waiver for a waiver

  1. Macallanlover

    I remember wondering if that stipulation might come back to bite us. Doubt he makes the NFL cut so hope he takes the opportunity to complete his class work.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Given The Georgia Way’s self-defeating history of undersigning, suspensions, dismissals, and other cost-cutting dumbassery, I expect Kirby will need that graduate transfer card in his hand for at least another year.

      I don’t want to think about what our record would have been the last two seasons without it.

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  2. Vidalia Way

    Whatever happens, it still was worth a win against the eagle tigers.

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  3. Uglydawg

    It’s crazy to tie future grad-transfer requests to what one twenty-something year old does after his eligibility has expired. Was the SEC this tough on Alabama’s or Auburn’s taking kids kicked out of Georgia and Florida for beating women, for theft, or for just plain unacceptable behavior? There should have been. “If the player continues to steal, smoke dope, beat women, etc., then the SEC will not entertain any more acceptance requests for troubled athletes’ entering the accepting school”s programs”….or something like that. I realize once a kid is dismissed he can go wherever he wants, but if the conference is going to micro-manage situations like Smith’s, it should also manage the dismissal issues. I think the stipulation is BS and motivated by politics and not concern for the student athlete or the school involved. Smith would have been better off to have stolen something from Saban, got himself kicked out, and then entered Georgia.
    (Last sentence is hyperbole, but maybe you get the point that he was given guidelines that, if not followed, would hurt the U of G…whereas there are no institutional risks for taking troublemakers who have little or no intention of ever graduating at all).

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Why are you so against third, fourth, or fifth chances at felonies? Do you just hate these kids? SMH

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      • Uglydawg

        Oh, I’m a hardass. . Actually, I believe in second chances. It’s the SEC’s stipulation put on Georgia that is hard to fathom..and Georgia’s accepting it is even crazier. F’ing with Georgia seems to be a fad. Gotta wonder who came up with it..but probably wouldn’t be surprised to find out.

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  4. No worries. McGarity and Co are standing by to throw us under the bus should we not be penalized enough.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Of all the a.d. candidates out there, how is it we ended up with the one guy who sucks in every aspect of the job except self-imposing penalties?

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      • DawgPhan

        The Georgia Way.

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      • Do y’all remember when everybody thought he was a big get because it was a Georgia guy that spent years learning at the feet of who was considered one of the best in the business? I sure hope that process works out a lot better for football coaches than it does AD’s cause it seems the Georgia Way is all in on that thought process lately.

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  5. ApalachDawg

    We should be granted immunity forever in the SeC for agreeing to let mizzou in the east and playing auburn at that shit hole back to back years. Those mofos owe us

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  6. 69Dawg

    We have become Masochistic U. Under McFurgal our moto is “Thank you sir may I have another.” Mc must have been bullied as a kid and never stood up for himself. He just rolls over and lets everybody walk all over him. He was second fiddle to Foley for so long, why did we think he could actually run the show.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      When the NCAA or the SEC gets stoned by legal resistance to its enforcement efforts, it will once again save face by prosecuting its willing stooge.

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    • The Georgia Way

      NCAA sanctions actually have a positive impact on our cost portfolio, provided we do not incur the legal expenses of resisting them.

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  7. Beat Auburn.

    Totally worth it.

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