Jeremy Moore seeking return to team

After leaving the Georgia Tech team for personal reasons Tuesday, wide receiver Jeremy Moore has apparently had a change of heart. Moore spoke with coach Paul Johnson Thursday and will likely be permitted to return to the team, Tech spokesman Dean Buchan confirmed.

Moore will not dress for Saturday’s game against Miami.

Moore, a redshirt junior, earned a starting job in the preseason after fighting through injuries in his first three seasons at Tech. He started Tech’s first three games with three catches for 64 yards. Johnson said Wednesday that Moore told him that he was leaving the team because of “personal issues that he needed to deal with.” Johnson also mentioned that Moore had previously contemplating leaving the team. He professed to not be frustrated by the decision’s timing.

“If somebody doesn’t have their heart in it, doesn’t want to be out there, no use trying to talk ‘em into staying,” Johnson said.

Jeff Greene and Darren Waller will start at wide receiver against the Hurricanes. They are backed up by true freshman Anthony Autry and Corey Dennis, who was moved to wide receiver from defensive back this week.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

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September 21st, 2012
10:20 pm

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Dogkicker

September 21st, 2012
10:20 pm

I hope the kid can get his issues straightened out.

Mike Bell 790

September 21st, 2012
10:21 pm

FL Jacket

September 21st, 2012
10:21 pm

Man…being 21-22 is always tough isn’t it? Hope he thought it through and works through this…

Tokyo jacket

September 21st, 2012
10:23 pm

Hope it works out for tech and young mr Moore

Tokyo jacket

September 21st, 2012
10:24 pm

And, oh yeah, FIFTH!

BLT

September 21st, 2012
10:26 pm

Make the best decision for you Jeremy Moore. I believe you can contribute to this team. I wish the best for you.
Selah

lxUn1c0

September 21st, 2012
10:45 pm

What the heck is going on with this kid? I know life and football can get confusing at times, but he just put the team in a difficult position by quitting shortly before the Miami game. Now, instead of the three-man rotation we had planned around, we have to utilize a true freshman and a converted DB for depth. This is going to make sealing the edges tough between the fatigue on our starters and inexperience behind them. To top it all off, now he wants to take it all back and get a do-over?

I’m a believer in second chances, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. He needs to get his act together, though, and he needs to display a commitment to the team. If he does, people will forget about this episode pretty quickly.

Lee R.

September 21st, 2012
10:56 pm

I think he probably felt overwhelmed about a situation and once he thought it through he missed the team and realized it was a bad idea to leave the team, I hope he gets whatever the issue was straightened out and he has a good couple years that he has left on the team.

Ol'JacketFan

September 21st, 2012
10:56 pm

I have no issue at all with Jeremy coming back to the team. Decisions like the one he made are difficult at best and he has exhibited the work ethic to come back into the fold. His coaches and teammates know the quality of his character and if they’re good with him returning who are we to question?

Can’t wait till 3:30 EST tomorrow! Go Jackets! Humble the “u”!!!!!

Ol'JacketFan

September 21st, 2012
10:57 pm

Ken, who’s doing the live blog from Grant Field tomorrow?

DawgNole

September 21st, 2012
11:03 pm

Ol’JacketFan
September 21st, 2012
10:56 pm

I have no issue at all with Jeremy coming back to the team. Decisions like the one he made are difficult at best and he has exhibited the work ethic to come back into the fold. His coaches and teammates know the quality of his character and if they’re good with him returning who are we to question?

Can’t wait till 3:30 EST tomorrow! Go Jackets! Humble the “u”!!!!!
______________________

Better not wait until 3:30 if you want to see the opening kickoff. The game–or at least the broadcast–is scheduled to begin at 3.

JacketNation

September 21st, 2012
11:15 pm

I have a problem with it. This is the second time this kid has quit for personal reasons and then decided to come back. He did it last year. So, whats the problem? Either quit once and for all and let the team move on or completely commit to the team and stop being so selfish.

dawg2

September 21st, 2012
11:15 pm

Hope the kid has his problems worked out and now ready to play some football. Hope GT wins them all till we play.

The Factor

September 21st, 2012
11:16 pm

man, i wish this kid good luck…

Dyno

September 21st, 2012
11:35 pm

He’s still a kid and not a criminal. He’s not facing a three strikes and your out ultimatum. Give him a break. These guys have to focus on football 24/7 365 days out of the year between spring and fall camps along with offseason conditioning.

Every player isn’t made of steel but all of them are there for the same reason. They earned it. Some just take a different track to success.

Last year at UGA, Ken Malcome did the same thing and he’s a solid contributor over there and, more importantly, continuing his education. Let them learn from their mistakes and grow.

technut

September 21st, 2012
11:39 pm

look for me at the game! I’ll be wearing gold!

GTGirl

September 21st, 2012
11:48 pm

Glad Jeremy decided to come back! We need all the receivers who can catch to play.
Go Jackets!

All I remember is that victory formation

September 22nd, 2012
2:13 am

TVFan

September 22nd, 2012
6:05 am

Made a pretty good block last week. Welcome back Jeremy.

Bananajacket

September 22nd, 2012
6:07 am

Let’s let the coaches decide on Jeremy. They know the situation and we don’t.

dry dirt road

September 22nd, 2012
6:18 am

What were the personal reasons he left? Not getting enough passes? Tech running it mostly? What made him change his mind? Did he consult a voodoo bocor who emptied cowrie shells in a tray and read the way they ended up in the tray to be the decision JM should make to stay on the team? Voodoo might be JM’s religion, and there is freedom of religion in the US. I took a psychology course at Ga Tech in the early 70’s, and we read in our textbook where seances were real, and family members could contact a passed on family member’s spirit by holding hands at a table while the conductor of the seance called for the spirit to talk to them. Maybe JM asked the spirit if he should stay on the team.

Athens Campus Ninja

September 22nd, 2012
6:42 am

dry dirt road = your brain stem

Wal-Mart Retards

September 22nd, 2012
7:33 am

Let him back on the team? Heck, let the kid play today… Prodigal son and such.

Beat UGA

September 22nd, 2012
8:35 am

Tech is a tough school, average incoming freshman SAT score is 1430, everyone is smart. Competing in the classroom is a full time job, but add a sport such as football, and it becomes very difficult. Complete both school and four years of varsity football, and nothing in the corporate world can stop you from succeeding.

Jim 70

September 22nd, 2012
9:19 am

I thought I was smart, but the academics at tech are tough. Can’t imagine carrying the workload and spending the time with any sports program. More power to all our athletes.

Hopefully Moore will get his head together, do well in school and rejoin the team.

GT Alumnus

September 22nd, 2012
9:20 am

With or without Jeremy Moore, the Yellow Jackets will do great. Jeremy needs to do what is best for him, but needs to decide one way or the other.

Mike Geigerman

September 22nd, 2012
9:35 am

Twenty eighth !

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Vulture

September 22nd, 2012
9:46 am

Good, hopefully that’s over with. I think Coach Johnson is more of a father figure than he is given credit for. It’s a screwy time of life and then add Division 1 football and GT academics, Whoa!

Freddie Blassie

September 22nd, 2012
9:52 am

Thank you Lord for not having my decisions as a 20 year old discussed by a bunch of pencil necks.

Fired-up Falcon Fan in a Fall Football Frenzy (F6)

September 22nd, 2012
10:00 am

Don’t usually post on this blog, but–

As a teacher I often see students get seriously conflicted over different things. I have had students suicide, it is NOT a small thing.

Sometimes it is a good thing to remove stress off a student that feels overwhelmed, let them have time to reflect on what is important, time out of a stressful, demanding schedule to sort thru what is becoming overwhelming and un-copeable (remember, they are YOUNG and family is sometimes more of a stress creator for them than a stress reliever).

I used to post the word “RESPONSIBILITY on the board every month at least once to push that idea into their heads, but sometimes you need to ratchet back a notch. This may be controversial for some (sadly), but I believe, deeply believe, that teachers/coaches are responsible for teaching/training/building young men and women FIRST – winning games, as much as I love it, is a lower priority.

I am a fan of UGA (grad) AND a fan of Tech (my Dad was a grad). I love following the football teams.

BUT, and this is a huge BUT–

These young (stress YOUNG) men and women and young men and women first, students second, and athletes at some point afterwards. What is best for them and the next 50-60 or more years of their life should be of paramount importance here. It sounds like Coach Johnson just may have his priorities right here.

jeffjacket

September 22nd, 2012
10:06 am

THAT IS WHY ALL WANT CPJ FOR A LONG WHILE, GREAT COACH , GOOD PERSON!

GO JACKETS! 42-17 OVER CANES!

beezit

September 22nd, 2012
10:15 am

I think what is important here is the fact that he had previously contemplating…

nick black

September 22nd, 2012
10:44 am

Freddie Blassie, amen to that. GO JACKETS! FEAR THE “I”!

UGA = Yawn

September 22nd, 2012
10:53 am

Where is the story here? Good journalists would list why he left the team or find out!! If the journalist is going to do neither, don’t even print the article!

marseilles mutt

September 22nd, 2012
11:03 am

A- It is nobody’s business but the young man and his coach, and I do not care who you are, how much money you donate, or what your name is…or isn’t. Good luck to him, and to his coach as well, who appeaers to be acting in his best interest. Actually, we can all learn from that. And

B- Go Jackets!

gtfan1951

September 22nd, 2012
11:25 am

These are still young people and all of have made bad calls at one or more growing up. There bodies might say their men but their brain has to catch up! Give the kid a break. GO JACKETS!

Nate

September 22nd, 2012
11:42 am

UGA yawn, the AJC should not be listing the reason be quit or came back. This was a personal decision and should stay that way. Would you want your everyday thoughts and decisions as a 20 something year old kid being posted on a state newspaper?

Gr8 2B aFuzzyB

September 22nd, 2012
12:16 pm

@yawner, have a clue man. The story would not have stated “personal” reasons if they were meant for public consumption.

Good luck to JM, we are on your side.

OldGold1964

September 22nd, 2012
1:46 pm

First and foremost, this is personal decision best handled by Jeremy and his family. Coaches can and should advise and offer input if solicited. True supporters will wish him well in working things out and hope for the best. Teammates will understnd. Many a young man has been divided in differing directions – some come back to play sports in better shape. If this is the case for Jeremy, the GT program will benefit also. Good luck, Jeremy. Good luck.

1 4 GT

September 22nd, 2012
11:16 pm

AMEN on what all of the well wishers said in supporting young Jeremy!!!! Whatever he decides is best for him, that’s exactly what he needs to do.

5150 UOAD

September 23rd, 2012
10:21 am

I believe his mother just passed away. She has been ill for awhile.
He has been dealing with that issue for sometime.

crkeown

September 25th, 2012
5:09 pm

I can’t believe that not one of the above blogs mentioned the lousy defense that cost us two games.