Made Mays

Someone asked UT’s The Athletic beat writer about the status of Cade Mays’ transfer waiver request ($$).  Tom Mars wouldn’t speak to him about that, on or off the record, so this is what he had to offer:

… I’ve asked around. The sense I’ve gotten is it’s a collection of things over time more than one big, giant thing that no one knows about. Georgia was, of course, very unhappy about Mays’ move, and though Mars was “highly confident,” he also admitted it’s possible he’s wrong.

Clear as mud.  Strange, too, considering Mays started in the Sugar Bowl.  It’s water under the bridge, sure, but hope it’s not an indication of something troubling under the surface that went on before.

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  1. MGW

    Change a coach, change a scheme, and there’s always the risk of a player or two just not getting along with the new guy. Could be that simple.

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  2. Ricky McDurden

    I think it has more to do with the Mays family thought for sure Pittman and UGA would offer Cooper, the younger Mays brother, and they would go to school together. When that didn’t happen, feelings got hurt.

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    • I really think this is it.

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    • St. Johns Dawg

      Agree, makes sense … Plus when your father was a football captain @ UT and the family has essentially bled orange all their lives, there comes a point where consistent discussion about “coming home” rings true.

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    • spur21

      Pretty sure we did offer.

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      • dawgfan1995

        Yeah, we “offered” but there is always the question of whether the offer is just lip service or if we’d really accept a commitment from him if he wanted to commit.

        The second question is how much UGA pursued little brother. We might have given an offer, but if we don’t show sufficient interest or follow up on the offer, that could cause noses to get out of joint too.

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  3. Mick Jagger

    Give ’em the finger!

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  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    Cade Mays gets a waiver but Luke Ford doesn’t. Yeah, makes perfect sense.

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    • ASEF

      If Mays has some leverage Georgia respects but Ford didn’t, then it would actually make perfect sense. But has Mays gotten a waiver yet?

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      • The Dawg abides

        We’ve given a full release to everyone that has transferred. Fields, Ford, Cox, Mays, and Reese. That has nothing to do with whether or not the NCAA grants an immediate waiver. Actually, coaches can’t restrict a player’s release to certain teams anymore. All that used to mean was that a player potentially had to sit out two years if he went to a school that his previous team put a restriction upon. It’s now up to the player or his reps to petition for a hardship waiver either under the sick relative rule, or try to argue the ambiguous ‘extenuating circumstances fostering an unsafe or unhealthy environment’ for the athlete.
        Ford actually had Mars represent him in trying to get the hardship waiver, but the NCAA’s reason for denying was that his grandfather lived just farther than the arbitrary 100 mile limit from Champagne. Brenton Cox got a full realease and was denied a waiver because getting in a verbal altercation with a coach where you have to be restrained all because you’re unhappy with your position on the depth chart isn’t a hardship. By all accounts, Reese is a good kid who just couldn’t crack the starting lineup and realized the clock was ticking so he needed a to seek playing time somewhere else. He isn’t expected to seek a waiver. And we all know the Fields family played the race card and the NCAA didn’t want to touch that issue with a ten foot pole, so they rubber stamped it as fast as they could. With Mays, Mars is banking on the pinkie incident and subsequent lawsuit to prove an unhealthy/unsafe environment for poor Cade within the athletic department.

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        • Mars has specifically said Daddy’s chair injury isn’t part of Cade’s waiver request.

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          • WhoCares????

            Yes and we all know that Mars is a paragon of virtue that has never lied outright or by omission in his brief stint “helping” with the transfer cases of NCAA football players.

            And with regards to your statement “hope it’s not an indication of something troubling under the surface that went on before”……come on. Not a single UGA beat guy has indicated anything of the sort with this case. Literally nothing. And our beat guys aren’t exactly UGA cheerleaders. Trust the spoiled kid, the entitled parents, the UT football program, Jeremy Pruitt, Phil Fulmer and the UT beat writers/fanboys all you want, but most of us are living in real life.

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        • Illini84

          Champaign

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  5. I just want to see May’s specifically targeted and brutalized. He wasnt done wrong at Georgia.

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    • PTC DAWG

      The kid wanted to transfer..no need to get all up in arms about it.

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      • My arms are stored, not up. And too bad, I wanna see May’s get whipped. Interesting that hating Justin fields was so nuevo riche but wanting to see mays get licked on the line of scrimmage is somehow upsetting you. If mays did things properly and sat his year no problem. But he got a lawyer

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  6. Admiral Sackbar

    My gut says he won’t get the waiver, will practice with the Tennessee squad in order to stay in shape for the 2021 NFL draft.

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  7. stoopnagle

    Cade gave us two solid years playing all over the line and being nasty. I’ll take that and wish him the best, but won’t feel sorry for him when his ass gets kicked in Athens.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      This all day long. I have no real gripe with Mays, especially if this is hurt fee-fees about his brother, and the other stuff that we know about. Sometimes things just pile up. But, yeah, if he plays for UT, I hope he gets a life lesson from some one.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Agree.

      Good player while he was here but lawn chair him with stunts when he returns.

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  8. Normaltown Mike

    Hate he left, tbh, but I still think that playing for your home town team with your brother, where your dad played, etc. etc. means something. With Pittman leaving I figure he decided he was ready to go home.

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  9. Reverend Whitewall

    Given the current climate and all the stuff that just came out about the NCAA on the verge of allowing one time transfers, I would be more surprised if he doesn’t get the waiver. I know he wouldn’t be covered retroactively by any changes to the process, but I think the NCAA is quickly getting to the point of not splitting hairs on if somebody transferred a few months before or after the change was made. If those changes get pushed through pretty quickly, they’ll take even more heat for denying a guy just because he transferred a few months before those changes went into effect. I think the NCAA is FINALLY starting to grasp the fact that the storm is coming, and they better find ways to mitigate it. But we’ll see. Maybe I’m still giving them too much credit.

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  10. DawgByte

    “…but hope it’s not an indication of something troubling under the surface that went on before.”

    I don’t think so. This smells of attorney positioning. If I’m McGarity I fight this all the way and force Mays to sit out a year.

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  11. duronimo

    UGA has already replaced him with better, more agile linemen. Mays gets to play for a losing program in front of his family. Everyone is a winner.

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  12. TMCDAWG

    Gonna be funny when we blow by him for 5 sacks this year.

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  13. practicaldawg

    This is truly a golden age when the top rated players at Tenn and UF are busted 5* players from UGA.

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  14. SWGADAWG

    Mars has done his job There is a discussion about what’s wrong without any evidence except the fact the dad fought the chair and the chair won.

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  15. FisheriesDawg

    I think the only troubling thing under the surface is Daddy Mays’ loss of consortium.

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  16. I think the perfect ending would be for Cade to get his waiver, and his brother to transfer to Georgia.

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  17. 2675miller

    This shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Remember the “Mayes to transfer to UT” rumors from last summer? These kinds of rumors don’t come from nowhere. Interestingly no reason whatsoever has been hinted at. Worst case scenario is he can’t play but can practice next fall and declares for the 2021 draft and probably goes in the 2nd or 3rd round. He would never work his way into the first round anyway.

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  18. Russ

    My gut feeling is that last season was a little more turbulent than it appeared. That could be the reason for so many missing the Sugar Bowl as well.

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  19. He’s a Vol now. I don’t wish him any harm but I don’t wish him much success, either.

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    • Macallanlover

      Me either, but I really feel he gave a half-assed effort in the sugar Bowl, I just don’t think he could be that bad if he had prepared and was there to win. If that was an example of his talent level, he needs to study hard in Knoxville and take over that fishing and hunting business from handicapped Papa Mays (whose severed pinky mysteriously caused his pee pee to stop working.)

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