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The hits just keep on coming.

Georgia’s not staying out of the transfer portal this year.

Thomas is Mississippi State’s leading receiver this season.

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UPDATE:  Boom squared.

Georgia’s receiving room is going to have a very different look next season.

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Arik Gilbert goes into the portal.

It’s a sad story, but this particular shoe has been going to drop for a while now.¬† As Seth Emerson reported, Gilbert hasn’t been with the team for a few weeks.¬† The situation is disappointing for the team, for Gilbert’s football future and, most importantly, for Gilbert as a person.

There’s no point in delving into the details (and I’d ask that you avoid speculating about those should you comment), but I’ll just say that he had all the support he could have asked for at UGA and I only hope that wherever he goes from here, he finds a similar level of that and uses it to get to a better place for himself.

But, yeah, as someone who was legitimately excited about his potential after he flashed at G-Day, it’s disappointing, for sure.

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“All in all, this has been a fun time.”

JT Daniels is just a good dude.

The night before this year’s National Signing Day, quarterback¬†JT Daniels¬†committed to play at Rice.

Daniels, who’ll turn 23 in February and is on the cusp of joining his fourth college program, couldn’t resist a joke.

“Mine was back in 1997,” he told ESPN of his high school signing day. “I’ll use that joke like 40 times this year.”

Daniels has already played at USC, Georgia and West Virginia. Rice will mark his fourth school in six years. There’s even the possibility of a seventh season if needed, as he could apply for a medical redshirt from his 2019 injury in the season opener at USC.

In an interview Wednesday, Daniels reflected — both lightheartedly and seriously — on his circuitous path and why he thinks that Rice could be the situation that helps unlock his talent. Daniels won National High School Player of the Year in 2017 and in 2018 became just the second freshman to ever start a season opener for USC.

A torn ACL in the first game of the 2019 season began his winding path, which included a national title at Georgia and a season of early promise at West Virginia ended with him losing the job after 10 starts. Over the three schools, he’s 17-12 as a starter. Now he’ll be leading Rice into its inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference in 2023. That will be the fourth league he’s played in, joining the Pac-12, SEC and Big 12.

“That’s probably the coolest part of it,” he said. “Has anyone else ever done that?”

Self-deprecating humor aside, he sounds like somebody who’s very comfortable in his own skin.

“I got a [bachelor’s] in psychology from Georgia. I’m starting my masters at Rice. Of course, you want everything to go perfect and smoother and exactly the way you want it. I don’t feel like I’ve been wronged by a university or a group of people. I have great relationships with USC and UGA and great relationships at West Virginia. It’s all just been a part of process.”

Can’t help but root for him, but you get the feeling a guy who’s that grounded is going to find the right path for himself.

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The gap, she isn’t closing.

If this news is true…

… Napier has upgraded the position from the nation’s 76th ranked quarterback in passer rating to the nation’s 67th ranked quarterback in passer rating.

Your Daily Gator is not amused.

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Today, in where are they now?

Man, never would have seen this coming a couple of years ago, that’s for sure.

Hope it works out for JT.

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There’s a fine line between tragedy and horseshit.

My immediate thought upon reading this…

… was “sad for whom?”¬† Quickly followed by “like you’d turn the money down, dude.”

Bottom line, though, is if that figure is for real (which I doubt), either Maye’s an idiot for turning it down or else North Carolina ponied up enough to make him happy to stay.

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Romance is dead.

Sam Pittman explains.

The wife portal?¬† Nobody tell my spouse about that… ūüėČ

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SEC portal update

This continues to amuse the hell out of me.

Somebody needs to explain to me how Florida’s gonna take the next step in 2023.

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Still gappin’

According to David Wunderlich, Florida, in short order, has gone from a head coach who could recruit but not develop players to a head coach who could develop but not recruit players to a head coach who’s overseeing an attrition rate of 50% right now of their 2021 recruiting class.

Looks like Billy’s gonna need a bigger transfer portal.

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Will 2023 be the SEC’s Year of the Portal Quarterback?

It’s not an entirely silly question.

Biggest remaining question:¬†Who’s going to get a quarterback? Because there are quite a few teams with a need at the position. Florida just lost¬†Anthony Richardson¬†to the NFL.¬†Stetson Bennett¬†is finally leaving Georgia. Same for¬†Hendon Hooker¬†at Tennessee,¬†Will Levis¬†at¬†Kentucky¬†and¬†Bryce Young¬†at Alabama.¬†Joe Milton III¬†seems like he’ll get a long look to replace Hooker in Knoxville, but everywhere else feels wide open for competition. At Alabama in particular, dual-threat¬†Jalen Milroe¬†didn’t take the bull by the horns when Young was injured. While there are a few good young prospects waiting in the wings — freshman¬†Ty Simpson¬†and commits¬†Dylan Lonergan¬†and¬†Eli Holstein¬†— Nick Saban might not have the patience to develop a quarterback when a readymade product is available in the portal.

Especially in the East — and that paragraph doesn’t even mention the possibility of Rattler moving on from South Carolina.

In any event, there will be a lot of new faces at the position next season, and many of them will be new arrivals.

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