Mark Richt has gained control over graduate transfers.

What’s come over him?

So much for Mr. “Life Is Too Short”.

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48 responses to “Mark Richt has gained control over graduate transfers.

  1. What the hell is he doing? Restricting a grad transfer looks bad. CMR, come to your senses and do the right thing.

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  2. That was before Richt had a goatee. The goatee changes you. 😀

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  3. JasonC

    I don’t know if he’d start but we could probably use a backup QB

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  4. It’s not too late for old dawgs to learn new(er) tricks.

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  5. MDDawg

    They did the same thing last year with a RB transfer, but he wasn’t a grad transfer though. The answer at the time was that it’s the University of Miami’s policy, not Richt’s. See link below for details.

    http://www.syracuse.com/orangefootball/index.ssf/2017/02/miami_rb_gus_edwards_blocked_from_transferring_to_syracuse_football_will_head_to.html

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    • MDDawg

      Sorry I didn’t think to ask first, but I hope I’m okay posting links to other sites, since I’m citing a source.

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  6. Macallanlover

    Never understood how anyone can oppose a coach blocking a transfer to a school within their own conference, or upcoming schedule. Why would you want to train/develop a player then allow them to compete/beat your own team. Hundreds of places he could transfer to, this is a non-issue. Wouldn’t even oppose a jerk like Urbie doing this, it should be national, or conference policy, imo. Of course, some here would never deny “a child” anything they want, we all know it is so tough being a D1, full scholly, athlete in America.

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    • Did you say the same thing about Mo Smith last year?

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      • Macallanlover

        I understood Saban opposing for the same reason I said in the second sentence. Grad transfers are different to me but should not be on the upcoming year’s schedule to me. Look, there are a couple of hundred viable options that a transfer could choose from without any conflict with the prior program. The games that are played to justify that one specific graduate school choice for a player are petty shams. I once thought grads should get an unrestricted pass, but them being able to play immediately is enough of a difference, and I like the rule….just not to penalize the initial school.

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        • The student-athlete has completed his commitment … to graduate. I think a graduate transfer should be able to transfer wherever he pleases.

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          • Otto

            Grad transfer, yes.

            Richt is such a raging hypocrite. The more I see him at Miami, the more I question if he really gave a crap at UGA.

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            • I think he gave a crap but there were things that he professed /adopted / advocated for that he probably realized on his own we’re bad ideas, but turning your own proverbial battleship has so many traps and pitfalls it’s almost impossible.

              That’s why many think that the fresh start has worked out well for all involved. IMO, there were absolutely mistakes that he learned from at Georgia that he could not realistically implement into his regime until he was at a new place with a clean slate.

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    • And yet a coach can do so without anyone batting an eye…

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      • Macallanlover

        I wouldn’t oppose a coach being blocked from other conference schools and scheduled opponents. That is what non-competes are for, and they should be used. I can’t help that schools write poor contracts or lack good policies, we see examples all the time.

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        • That would be pursuant to a contractual agreement, Mac. Players don’t have the option of negotiating with a school over terms like that. It’s dictated to them. Big difference.

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          • Macallanlover

            And they don’t have to play D1 football, there are other options. They get a helluva deal, if they don’t think it is a good deal, or don’t like the terms, do to 1AA, or Europe/Canada, or work with a coach/trainer/agent. Many 18 year olds learn their profession as an intern/apprentice for much fewer benefits. You guys can whine about how tough they have it, but it is a sweetheart deal and it makes no sense to feel they are getting stiffed. All this whining falls right in line with the crying and sobbing of how tough this whole generation has it. Snuggle up widdle baby Millennials, lots of flakes willing to cry along with you (while generations before you laugh at how soft you have become.

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            • It’s the intellectual weight of your argument that I find so convincing, Mac. “Whine” and “snowflake” are heavy terms.

              I suspect you know just as well as the rest of us what happens in the marketplace if Kessler wins his lawsuit. It won’t be a bunch of kids interning.

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              • Macallanlover

                It’s the weight you deserve, sir. Kessler certainly has the potential to bring the house down. Let the greed of some take away the future opportunities of others, great trade off. Given the “wisdom” permeating this country, CFB is just one of the institutions I love at risk.

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                • Deserve? Why so?

                  How does a player getting paid for his name, likeness and image take away from someone else’s future?

                  Again, I get that you’re invested in the romance. Okay by me. I don’t get why that makes the serious arguments of others so easy to mock and dismiss.

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                • Macallanlover

                  You have often mis-characterized me as such, but it is difficult to judge on internet. I am too grounded in logic and reality to be misled by fruitless, idealistic pursuits. But it fair to say I respect traditions and defend the preservation of those worthy. You are much, much closer to being a hopeless romantic with your political views/causes. Everyone’s right of course, but it is a much bigger game with bigger consequences; we will see what that leads to, doubt seriously either of us will be happy.

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    • Seems like I read on here it was along the lines of being “mean spirited” and “petty” by several on here when Kirby said he would block transfers. Or, was it just 2 of 3?

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  7. Derek

    Looks to me like they’re saying, “graduate in May first, talk to other schools second.”

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    • ASEF

      So different rules than Mo Smith?

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      • Derek

        If there was contact with Mo before his graduation, I’m not aware of it. It does seem to make sense that the eligibility for transfer occur first. Seems he’s wanting to count those chickens a few months early.

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        • ASEF

          Mo graduated after the summer term and literally landed in fall camp a day or two after.

          After a summer of PR posturing by Kirby, Mo, and Mo’s parents.

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          • Derek

            So we’re on suspicion or fact?

            To be clear. For me, the graduate transfer eligibility is for GRADUATES.

            Not people who’ve declared an intent to graduate and transfer.

            First, get eligible for the transfer, then you’re free.

            If we tampered, we were wrong to do it.

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  8. ASEF

    Hmm. Blocking transfers. Cussing out refs.

    South Florida changes a man. Or Athens was a bit of an act.

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  9. 92 grad

    They lose me with the restriction of a kid that has earned the degree and is no longer enrolled. Sure, Miami can say “you can’t go to another acc program” but what’s stopping the kid from doing it anyway? Miami has no leverage nor do they have jurisdiction, right? Can’t the kid just do it anyway? I can see that the NCAA would have the power to restrict a student for whatever reason but not the school he no longer has any ties to.

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  10. Bigshot

    Nobody could ever say he wasn’t linconsistent. His teams proved that on the field.

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  11. Keese

    How do we not know this is not a UM policy Richt has been encouraged to abide by?

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  12. PTC DAWG

    He’s conning an entirely different type of fan now…hence Evil Richt in full force.

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    • JCDAWG83

      ^^This^^; the Cane fans don’t give a damn about him being a “good man” and he knows it. Richt is a con man of the highest order. He knows how to read his victims and become what they want.

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  13. Debby Balcer

    Not a good look at all. I don’t think you can restrict grad transfers though so it just makes Miami look bad. I can’t imagine Coach Richt has changed his personal opinion and one thing we know is he abides by the rules of his school even when he thinks otherwise. I hope he speaks out against this.

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  14. pcpup

    Still think CFB should go to the soccer loan model: can’t play against your old team.

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  15. MDDawg

    I said it before in another recent post, but it’s worth noting that coaches/schools can’t actually block a player from transferring to any school they choose. What they do is block where they can receive financial aid from. Meaning that this kid can transfer to FSU (for example) if he likes, but FSU wouldn’t be able to give him a football scholarship unless Miami gives the ok. Seems pretty messed up to me.

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  16. Jt (the other one)

    Mark Richt has lost control of Mark Richt…!

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  17. Grad transfers? They can go anywhere-once they graduate. That seems to be the rule. This is posturing.

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    • Jared S.

      Yeah. This is a restriction of the kid talking to schools before he graduates. Not blocking him from transferring once he graduates in May.

      FAKE NEWS. SAD!!!!! ONCE AGAIN THE DISHONEST LIBERAL MEDIA IS SPREADING LIES ABOUT HONEST WONDERFUL MARK RICHT I KNOW HIM HE’S THE BEST COACH AMERICA HAS AND WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE HIM AT THE U, MAKING MIAMI GREAT AGAIN!!!

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