WR Sims to transfer

Georgia Tech wide receiver Quentin Sims has decided to transfer. Sims, a redshirt sophomore, will not travel with the team to the Independence Bowl.

The reasons for Sims’ decision were not immediately available, but he has not seen the field much in his two seasons with the Jackets. As a backup wide receiver, he did not have a catch in two years and mostly played special teams.

After playing quarterback at Colerain High in Cincinnati, Sims was recruited to Tech as a wide receiver. However, he worked at quarterback in a few instances to provide depth. Safety Cooper Taylor, A-back Chris Jackson and quarterback Jordan Luallen also left the team earlier in the season.

- Ken Sugiura, AJC

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Tech Titan

December 20th, 2010
11:25 am

Sounds like nobody wants to play in this offensive scheme. I’m telling you guys, we are in toruble as long as stubborn old Paul Johnson is here.

I for one, really want top see him go. These moral victories are not what I want to settle for.

Go Jackets.

THWG

December 20th, 2010
11:31 am

Yeah you’re a “real” Tech fan aren’t you? Pathetic.

The Bees Nees

December 20th, 2010
11:32 am

No, that has nothing to do with it. These guys were not good enough to cut it. This happens at every University.

addicted

December 20th, 2010
11:33 am

@Tech Titan

Thats kind of a silly statement to make.

Sims – Its clear he wasn’t seeing any action on the field, so its not like he was playing and did not want to anymore. We were playing him at QB rather than WR, and QB depth is not an issue we will have next year, if Vad Lee sticks to his commitment (or even if he doesnt)

Luallen – Same as above. Tevin Washington and Synjyn Days are clear 1/2 in the QB rotation at this point. By next year, we are likely to also add Vad Lee, giving us 3 quality QBs on the roster, all of which could be starting.

Jackson – Dont quote me on this, but wasn’t he asked to leave, and did not transfer of his own accord?

Taylor – This is one I did not understand. But with all the health issues he was having, maybe he just figured that D2 was a better option for him. But considering he was a defensive player, his transfer doesn’t really help your hypothesis.

Mike

December 20th, 2010
11:34 am

Tech Titan=Dawg fan messin’ with folks. No Tech fans are that stupid.

Cosmo

December 20th, 2010
11:37 am

Yes Tech Titan, that is certainly the answer. Because he has never been successful and a transition from one coach to another is something that happens overnight and without any heartburn. CPJ plays to win as opposed to the previous regime and I like that and it will work more often than not. Disgruntled players are better elsewhere than in the program and because of this CPJ is not going to plead with guys to stay. The downside of the transfers is the effect on wasted scholarships until they are refilled, but then usually by younger players who take time to develop, right Ken?

BuzzGT

December 20th, 2010
11:37 am

These guys simply want to play. They are not good enough to play at GT. So, they all drop down a classification and find a school with lesser competition. It is a shame that they do not realize that they are throwing away something much more valuable than playing time by not sticking with it and getting a Tech degree.

Tech Titan

December 20th, 2010
11:42 am

I am a Tech grad living in Nashville, TN. And yes, I TRULY feel this way.

I am a much bigger fan of a pro-style or even a spread style offense. I was open to watching the Option Paul Johnson brought with him, and it was pretty when it worked. But it does not take a rival fan to realize it simply isn’t a good fit for the calibar of talent in the ACC. It works great at Ga Southern and Navy because of their super weak schedules.

I would like to see a major increase in the passing game. If so, then keep running the TO, but make the passing game something the opposing defense always thinks about. But as long as Paul Johnson is with us, he will continue to do what he is doing, get beaten by our biggest rivals, and throw the players under the bus for “not executing”.

Do not be blind on this topic. Sims is leaving because he knows he will never get to do what he loves, catching the ball. And no WR in their right mind wil ever sign with Tech again. The days of having a Bay Bay threat in this offense are done.

Bishop

December 20th, 2010
11:45 am

If you want to play football in Atlanta and not play in a Tecmo bowl offensive scheme…come to Ga State!

Ken

December 20th, 2010
11:46 am

@BuzzGT: Yep.

It cannot be understated that student athletes at Tech have a much more difficult life than at other programs because of the academic demands. For guys not seeing the field, it potentially becomes “not worth it” to be more of a student than athlete. Hence they pack-up and go somewhere else that offers more playing time, but that accompanies a lesser education. That is very disappointing because a Tech degree opens more doors than catching or throwing a football does. But, these young men have to make their own decisions, and I hope they find success even if it is away from Tech.

Sanford Drive

December 20th, 2010
11:49 am

Here’s my IQ RANGE, somewhere between 43-24

I’m a dawg loser :) HaHaHaHaHa

Dawgs suck and so do I. All. Year. Long.

Class dismissed.

Wreck

December 20th, 2010
11:50 am

Tech Titan…give it up already.

If our receivers caught half the balls that were dropped this year you wouldn’t be crying so much. Stephen Hill has had every opportunity to be a Bay-Bay type receiver, and will likely have that opportunity again next year.

Your whole post stinks. How many times did we beat our biggest rivals under Mr. pro-style Chan Gailey?

Fans like you will blame every loss on our offense and our coach, and every win will be in spite of them. You must be miserable. I hope CPJ is here a long, long time.

GO JACKETS

BuzzBait

December 20th, 2010
11:50 am

Paul Johnson must go!!! This offence is terrible. We will never be able to recruit quality players in this system. Our program is in trouble.

GT4Life

December 20th, 2010
11:52 am

If you want to play for an old, washed up, has been that never won wherever he went, Go to Ghetto State. What a joke.

Dan

December 20th, 2010
11:53 am

Why any wide receivers would want to go to tech to start with is a mystery? When they do past the ball the receivers are so surprised they drop the it anywho!

Tech Titan

December 20th, 2010
11:54 am

Bishop……

You sadly are right. And this is something I have thought about a lot.

Unfortunately, 90% of the scholarship players at Tech do not come here for the academics. In fact, a lot of players avoid Tech because of the strenuous work load required in the academic areas. So in the past, we have always used the city life of Atlanta as a recruiting tool. It is very intriguing to lots of players.

Georgia State is brand new, let us not forget this. They are VERY similar to South Florida, who has a city campus, and a reletively new football program. It did not take South Florida long to become well known and liked in the recruiting world. They are in the middle of SEC country, like Tech, but are a great option for kids who may not have been the SEC standout as his HS teammate.

I look for a near future trend of kids going to Georgia State, instead of Tech. They will get the exact same Downtown Atlanta experience, have a muchles strenuous academic work load, and will likely be playing for a winning program in the very near future.

Not to mention, Georgia State does not run the Triple Option, so they are already more appealing to hard, grinding running backs and wide receivers who want to see the field.

Callmea debbie-downer, guys…. but Tech is in a lot of trouble with this offense, and Georgia State starting their program. The picture is clear and obvious.

BuzzBait

December 20th, 2010
11:54 am

Ga. State will have a better program than us….It’s just a matter of time.

grady

December 20th, 2010
11:55 am

Tech titan. I don’t doubt your fanhood but seriously. Sims was way down on the chart and came thinking he might get a shot at QB. They moved him to receiver where he couldn’t cut it. We haven’t lost a single big recruit or big name player to transfer. Cooper leaving was more for personal reasons. Stephen Hill was a big recruit receiver. Yeah, a pro style offense worked great for 7 years huh? Have you watched a game this past three years. Any game we lost was because of 90% execution. You can’t put one loss on any one player or coach. I have my issues with CPJ but have you seen what happens when we throw? That is the dumbest argument ever. I am surprised you graduated from Tech. Let’s see. We are less than 50% successful when we throw, so you want to throw more. Pretty stupid. How about this. Bama and Florida both run the ball more than they throw. The same for Oregon and Auburn. No one is saying they need to throw more. I agree, when we do throw, we need to be better at it but that comes down to execution. How many times did Joshua overthrow Roddy on a seam route? How many time did we false start on 4th and 1? Execution is to blame. Not the system. Clemson runs a pro style with arguably better recruits than Tech yet we beat them two years running and screwed ourselves this year. P.S. Our system is a spread. It is virtually the same thing as Rich-Rod’s system. We just go under center. learn your football before you come off sounding like that tool Jesse Palmer and calling it the Triple Option Offense. We ran the Triple Option 7 times against UGA. We ran other plays the 80+ other times.

Cosmo

December 20th, 2010
11:55 am

C’mon bashing Ga State? We’re better than that. Let those sniper comments go on the UGA blog.

KC

December 20th, 2010
11:56 am

I am a fan and concerned with the number of transfers. You can’t increase the talent and competition if guys are always leaving. Ultimately it will make it difficult to build depth without a steady flow of talent.
I think it is unusual and can not be related to playing time only. I can’t remember this many players transferring under any other recent coach Gailey, or Oleary. If they don’t play they used to still stick around. Why the change now?
This year I expect that Tech signs the maximum number of scholarships. We have the transfers, plus graduation, and no more restrictions from infractions. Signing less than 25 is a problem for the future.
Anybody else agree?

We own you

December 20th, 2010
11:56 am

just wanted to see how it feels to write on a Tech blog.

Feels pretty good, Tech will always be #2 to the DAWGS, you pathetic nerds

BuzzBait

December 20th, 2010
11:58 am

I mean face it, we’re competeing with Middle Tenn State and Furman for recruits now. It’s not good.

wtf?

December 20th, 2010
11:59 am

GT4 Life,
Never won, we beat yer sorry team this year.
how does it feel to be owned year after year by such a bad program as UGA? That must mean Tech is even further down the ladder then UGA right? You guys blo

Greg

December 20th, 2010
12:02 pm

Georgia State has been playing basketball awhile.. Any day now I’m sure they will start getting all the good players away from Tech.

45-42

December 20th, 2010
12:02 pm

aaaaahhhhhh! I feel better now. That win in 2008 will get me through the next 10 years or so. GO JACKETS!!

Tech Titan

December 20th, 2010
12:02 pm

I am sorry that some of you want me to come on here and talk nothing but great things about our program.

I wish I could. We all make fun of the mutts in Athens right now for being down, but we need toi look at ourselves. The trend of transfers, and quality of our recruits are alarming as all heck.

As much as is pains me, the mutts have what they need to turn it around, it’s just a matter of when. But at Tech, I truly do not feel we have what we need to turn it around. And it all starts with the Coach and the scheme we play.

GTFAN1990

December 20th, 2010
12:03 pm

Sanford Drive is a moron.

Tech Titan

December 20th, 2010
12:06 pm

Greg,

Our basketball team doesn’t run a scheme that has been out-dated since the 60’s. Plus the ACC will always rule Hoops, much like the SEC will always rule football.

To compare the trouble our football program is in with Georgia State is not a parralel argument AT ALL with Georgia State basketball.

Just how I feel. And sadly, I think a few people who read my posts may start to feel thesame way.

GT4Life

December 20th, 2010
12:06 pm

@Cosmo. You’re right. I won’t lower myself to their standards. I have to say, though, the best football team in Georgia this year is Georgia Southern.

Jacket Dad

December 20th, 2010
12:09 pm

Hey guys, this is not rocket science. He was not getting playing time and chose to move on. I support Paul Johnson wholeheartedly, but do wish he would install a short passing game that would complement and open up their running game.

rxdawg79

December 20th, 2010
12:09 pm

@Ken: I think you’re absolutely spot-on.

85 scholarships and 22 starting positions. 22 back-ups. A couple of kickers. That pretty much leaves almost half the team without significant playing time. He wants to play, but can’t get onto the field while with GT. Happens at every school.

Walter Camp

December 20th, 2010
12:10 pm

The forward pass was legalized in 1906.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forward_pass

Somebody please relay this information to CPJ.

Thank you.

T3

December 20th, 2010
12:11 pm

All you UGAG posers with nothing else
to do with your pitiful lives arent fooling anyone.

I guess all the middle & high schools let out last week.

Tech Titan

December 20th, 2010
12:12 pm

rxdawg,

And it happened with this kid because we run the Triple Option.

The End.

GT Trumpet

December 20th, 2010
12:14 pm

One thing none of you should be ragging on is how hard the academics are. The academics at this school, a top 10 public institution, are not going to get any less difficult anytime soon. We will never get a 320+ pound lineman or the best 5 star recruits in the country because honestly they are too dumb to handle this institution. What Tech has done and continues to do is find diamonds in the rough (Bay-Bay was only 4 stars, and drafted #1 by the NFL) and develop and coach them. On top of that the whole point of using the triple option is deception and trickery because our players can’t go toe-to-toe with giant SEC linemen every single down. We use our brains to gain victory instead of pounding it out every time. If the guy isn’t smart enough he’s not coming to Tech, and if we don’t win because of it, that’s fine because I know we are and will forever be smarter. THWG!

Cdub

December 20th, 2010
12:15 pm

Tech Titan, In the last 3 years tech has won more football games than any other ACC team, with the exception of VT who has won 1 more than us. I don’t see why people are complaining abt. CPJ. He won a hell of a lot more games with Gailey’s recruits than Gailey himself. GT is going in the right direction. I hate to see the transfers, but most would not have much playing time on the flats anyway! I hope we can get Vad Lee’s signature on signing day.

wtf?

December 20th, 2010
12:15 pm

T3, my life might be pitiful, but at least we won the game this year, You blo

Tech82

December 20th, 2010
12:17 pm

Tech Titan and BuzzBait – You complain about an offense that doesn’t work. You are both DEAD WRONG! Our offense works fine. We lead the nation in rushing offense. Nobody has “figured out” CPJ’s offense. Our problem is a lack of defense. We can’t stop anybody. We can move the ball and score with anybody in the country. As soon as we learn to get a few stops defensively, we’ll be back to our winning ways. In the meantime, we will continue to give up points to inferior opponents and people like you will continue to complain about our offense. Incredible.

wtf?

December 20th, 2010
12:17 pm

“Tech is hard”,” college is hard”, “our players are smart” “the other guys were pushing”

typical week excuses from Tech fans, you guys blo

Yellow is VERY, VERY ugly

December 20th, 2010
12:19 pm

THANK YOU to the Georgia Tech Athletic Director!!!!!!

Because you made the SHREVEPORT tickets only $14, I bought 5 of them. They will be put in some of my good friend’s Christmas Stockings as GAG GIFTS.

A good laugh will be shared Christmas Morning!!!! I would like to also add that this assures empty seats in the Tech section, since the laugh will be had then the ticket will find the trash can, but I am pretty sure empty seats in the Tech section are already going to be abundant.

9-1
61-39-5
THWGT

Jimbo

December 20th, 2010
12:21 pm

A lot of comments on this blog focus on why Tech will never be able to recruit FBS players again because of the triple option offense employeed by CPJ. That’s really hogwash for several reasons:

1) The triple option is used on OFFENSE. It has nothing to do with DEFENSE. Groh has a pro-style 3-4 defense which will attract plenty of recruits on defense.

2) The triple option continues to be the dominant offense nationally in terms of yards gained on the ground. Tech has been at or near the top of the national records for rushing yards since CPJ arrived. Being able to run the ball sets up play action, the deep threat, and it grinds the opponent’s defense into long, wearisome drives. It also controls the clock and helps to minimize opponent possessions.

3) The long ball threat with the TO is real. We saw what happened with Demaryius Thomas, so that would be encouraging to the right WR knowing that he will likely be covered one-on-one the majority of passing downs. We have seen receivers wide open many times over the past three years in the TO. Just because the QB didn’t get the ball to the receiver or the receiver dropped the ball doesn’t mean that the TO offense won’t continue to create wide open passing opportunities.

4) The TO requires different personnel than traditional offenses due to the schemes. CPJ is recruiting to his schemes and he has been acknowledged by many fellow coaches, prognosticators, journalists and game announcers as a very gifted coach for in-game adjustments and being an expert on the TO. If you think CPJ doesn’t know the type of players that he’s looking for you are mistaken. That’s not to say that those players fit the traditional mold or recruiting rankings either.

5) CPJ has been here for 3 years; his recruits will be coming off of redshirts in many cases next year and we will have an opportunity to truly assess his recruiting abilities. We probably won’t know exactly how good he is in recruiting until after his 5th year.

6) Assuming Georgia State will eventually be a better program than Tech ignores too many facts. If you think Georgia State is a bigger brand in football than Georgia Tech then you are completely clueless. Despite Tech’s recent win/loss records, Tech has a rich football tradition which is easily validated in the trophy cases. What do you think is sitting in the Ga State football trophy case?

I think the majority of the doubters regarding CPJ are simply Dawg fans that want to stir the pot on these blogs. There are legitimate issues that need to be determined in the future regarding CPJ’s effectiveness, but we will only know this in the future, not now.

Few people in the profession say anything negative about CPJ and consider him to be a formidable competitor. I have to think that the football professionals know a whole lot more than the posters on this blog. Me included.

Roland Martin

December 20th, 2010
12:22 pm

Zzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnn blup!!! Nice Zebco efforts there Titan, wtf… you guys bored down at the trailer park then? Try fishin’ for real fish.. then at least you’d be doing something productive… and you could excuse the smell too.

ManUp...

December 20th, 2010
12:22 pm

No to be confused with DAVID SIMS…the quarterback who’s shown some good moves in cleanup duty.

This is WR Quentin Sims. Didn’t see the field much.

SEC

December 20th, 2010
12:23 pm

I’m a dawg fan and i really dont see what the big deal is. He is transferring because he wont see the field at tech. He knew what offense they ran when he enrolled there. The one thing about PJ that i respect is he plays the best players no matter what.

Unbiased observer

December 20th, 2010
12:23 pm

You just need the right QB for the system. More of Pat White type, that runs very fast and throws with accuracy. Nothing against Nesbitt, who had a fine career after being recruited for another system. Tech will be well served by this offense.

GT Trumpet

December 20th, 2010
12:27 pm

They are not excuses, they are reasons for why we run the offense we do. It’s not that we are inferior athletes, we just don’t always get the kind of talent SEC schools get. If you watched the GT-ugug game this year one team was amazingly coached, racked up 411 yard rushing, and completely baffled the other team by letting them score and gave us an opportunity to win. The other team won on pure talent.

ManUp...

December 20th, 2010
12:28 pm

Unbiased observer is right. I think the next Pat White type could be David Sims or Vad Lee. These are our QB hopes for 2 years down the road or more. For now, though, it appears despite the new-starter nerves, Tevin Washington can do a little more passing than Nesbitt.

albanyfan

December 20th, 2010
12:30 pm

The tech offense will never work..we only put up 600 yards on the nad lickers. A lousy defense and a couple of turnovers kept us from winning and winning big.

SEC

December 20th, 2010
12:31 pm

GT trumpet dont be blind. PJ is a great coach, but so is CMR. Ealey might not be the smartest kid, but everyone in the stands was yelling to fall down when he got to the 5. you racked up 411 because thats how the offense is designed. GT has the most talent out of any other school that runs that offense. How many passing yards did you have? Does that mean he is a bad coach, no. That comes with the offense.

Steve

December 20th, 2010
12:33 pm

Ok … So, where is he transferring to?