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College football offeason a whole new deal, Amarius Mims latest reminder at Georgia

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edited April 2022 in Article commenting
imageCollege football offeason a whole new deal, Amarius Mims latest reminder at Georgia

The joys of spring football have grown into a tangled web of uncertainties with staff and player turnover.

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  • kirkhilleskirkhilles Posts: 1,061 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited April 2022

    It's not selfish for a likely-future-NFLer to want to be able to play. You can't be drafted if you don't play. That is why there will ALWAYS be drama at the Georgia QB position because we always have too many starters and realistically only one can play.

    That being said, if you're likely going to be a starter (or going to get heavily swapped out time) then you shouldn't be allowed to leave. You can compare this new era to the NFL, but with the NFL they SIGN CONTRACTS and you can't just decide to see if a better deal is out there.

    What my hope is, is that schools will be able to use the NIL deals as a way to "lock them in". I hope to see penalties for transfers and rewards for staying all 4 years.

    It'll sort itself out eventually, but may be a painful few years till it gets there.

  • MikeGriffithMikeGriffith Posts: 3,576 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @kirkhilles Agree, rules will eventually be put in place. But right now, it's messy!

  • khummelkhummel Posts: 679 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited April 2022

    Well said, Mike. I still believe if you're willing to chop the heck outta wood, good things will happen... kind of a "reap what you sow" type of thing. Of course it's wise to put yourself into situations where you'll most likely succeed. But if you don't mind incredible competition and you DO choose UGA (where the package of education, football development, and exposure is as good as it gets), you make the commitment and sacrifices necessary to be at your very best (on and off the field), and you earn playing time that helps the team win important games, then the pride involved in that accomplishment and the prospects for success at the next level (wherever that might be) are priceless. Go Dawgs!

  • GBALGBAL Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Correcting this starts with holding coaches accountable to their contracts. Eliminate early out clauses. For assistants and HC.

  • DawggyDawggy Posts: 345 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I am a lifelong UGA fan, born in Athens while my Army-first dad was getting a business degree. I quit the NFL over the kneeling thing, so the Bulldogs are it for me. Now we see Kirby’s hard work being peedon by the usual suspects, thinking they can do anything they wish, while the NCAA’s back is turned. So now A&M, UF and others are letting Kirby do the recruiting, and a couple years of teaching, then swooping in dangling big money for the players and picking them right off our roster. Thank goodness for last season, because I won’t last long watching dirtbags steal college football.

  • CandlerParkCandlerPark Posts: 580 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    On the face of it, Mims' transfer seems less in his own self interest than Daniels' or Burton's would seem to be for them.

    Several reasons for that:

    1) Reps, experience and conditioning matter so much on the OL that they benefit more than most positions from gradually playing more of role.

    2) The way Georgia plays, Mims would have gotten lots of rotations this year, much as Jones did last year, and that cuts down on the chance for injuries while also giving him opportunities to showcase.

    3) He'd get a chance to start and have a huge impact on a National Championship contender as a junior, and very, very few OLs leave for the NFL before their junior year anyway.

    I find this decision heartbreaking -- partly because I'm being a selfish Dawg fan, but also because it seems to me to be the wrong choice. After all, our OL will be fine (without too many injuries); there's not a lot of drop off when you bring in a guy like Truss. Mims will likely be fine, but there's some risk in transferring to which he really didn't need to expose himself.

  • khummelkhummel Posts: 679 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I fully agree. Much like the RBs (think Chubb, Michel, Cook, Zeus)... less wear-and-tear, great Athens experience and development , and primed for the League by the time you have a solid, full year of your best game (junior or even senior). Head scratcher. On the bright side, it creates some much-needed space for our roster limit, which as you mentioned is chocked fully of extremely capable dudes. Go Dawgs!

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Personally, agree with most of the comments on here.

    Initially,, I thought Mims might be leaving for NIL money. But, after a little research and reconsideration, I have hunch that Mims hasn't been happy at UGA, since he got there, which has effected his performance and prevented him from seeing the field more last year. I believe he's been thinking about leaving since the NIL rule was passed, last July. Furthermore, I believe NIL interests at either FLA or MIA (or both) made him an offer last summer that had him second guessing himself and UGA all year.

    And, FYI, he's a Sophomore and won't be eligible for NFL draft consideration before 2024. You can't go to the NFL until after your 3rd year of college.

    Seems this NIL/Transfer thing can be a double edged sword for both the players and Universities. A kid can only use his "get out of commitment" card once, without having to sit out a year. Opportunity and luck...he'll need both for the transfer to be successful. On the other hand, Coaches are introducing an unknown variable into their locker room that could backfire

    It's especially tricky for the QB position. Typically, there is only 1 starting QB on the field for a team during any given year. For arguments sake, let's say Daniels transfers to Oregon and expects to start in 2022. Then, for whatever reason, Bryce Young decides to transfer to Oregon this summer. Only one of those two guys can start for Oregon in 2022 and they've both, now used their free transfer. If either one transfers again, they have to sit out a year. Now, one of them will miss the 2022 and 2023 season. Daniels could, and probably would turn pro, but, Young wouldn't be eligible for the draft till 2024. Understand, this is all hyperbole to make a point.

    That applies to every position. Transferring, is not a guarantee of success. You could actually be transferring from a manageable situation to an intolerable situation. I'm sure, in years to come, we're going to hear horror stories about some these transfer decisions. LOL

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 1,971 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate


    Mike, yesterday you quoted a "source with direct knowledge of the situation" (Mims transfer), as saying, "A starting spot on the offensive line wasn't at the root of Mims' desire to put himself on what amounts to the free-agent market.".

    Any chance you can go a little further with that? I.e., was it someone on UGA's staff? Teammate? Family member? What was at the root?

    Just curious.

  • MikeGriffithMikeGriffith Posts: 3,576 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @BigDawg61 I can't really disclose my source, but yeah, someone who knows their stuff

  • 87dawg87dawg Posts: 326 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Dan Jackson, there is your scholarship. Hopefully Kirby can now find one to give someone that is there because he loves the program and wants to be a part of it.

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