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The long-term impact of Georgia football adding Alabama defensive back Brandon Turnage

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edited May 2021 in Article commenting
imageThe long-term impact of Georgia football adding Alabama defensive back Brandon Turnage

Georgia added a defensive back via the transfer portal in Brandon Turnage. While the move might not make a big impact on the 2021 team, it could mark a big change in how Georgia uses the transfer portall.

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  • WCHWCH Posts: 288 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The addition of Brandon Turnage is not only a shot in the arm for the Georgia defensive backfield, it is a boot in the shorts for Alabama. We Dawg fans are having great success with the talent we've added to our roster. But I still don't like the transfer portal.

  • jrmdvm1jrmdvm1 Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The transfer portal is a double-edged sword for both the coaches ( team ), and for the players. A player who leaves a school for more playing time might have the same problems at his new school, especially if the team he chooses is on a similar level to the team he is leaving. The player will have to really be sure that he is willing to put in the time and effort to "develop', as well as be "coachable". And, the coaching staff has to also feel that the player has those attributes as well. There will be quite a few players who will seem to benefit from the "change of scenery" and the opportunity to start fresh. But there will be just as many ( though not publicized as much ), who don't perform or develop any more than they did at their previous school. The idea of having to sit out a year was supposed to make a player think about the consequences of transferring. I am sure that players will be watching what happens with "high profile" transfers ( as well as some who are not quite as high profile ), and, over time, that may "slow down" the number of transfers in the future. Unfortunately, the high profile successes will be highly glamorized, leading some to think that they will benefit just by transferring. Ultimately, this process will reveal the "high character" players, both with the transfers and with those who choose not to transfer and put in the work to develop within their original choice of school.

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 694 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    The transfer portal is a total cluster flop that will turn college sports on its ear. BUT to ignore it and not utilize it would be negligent. The best teams will be able to cherry pick the best players off other teams. And keeping depth will be tough for the best teams as 2nd teamers will be tempted to leave. Turnage may not have a lot of game experience but he has been practicing every day against 4+ 1st rd NFL WR's. That experience will be invaluable. I hope the SEC keeps the current transfer rules intact to keep the SEC teams from poaching from each other.

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