Georgia safety transferring

Makiri Pugh, a reserve safety on Georgia’s football team, will transfer to another school in search of more playing time, UGA said Wednesday night.

“We are appreciative of Makiri’s contributions during his two years at Georgia,” coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “We understand and support his decision to transfer and wish him great success the remainder of his career.”

Pugh, who was redshirted as a freshman in 2008 and appeared in nine games (no starts) last season, was behind at least four other safeties in spring practice: Bacarri Rambo, Nick Williams, Jakar Hamilton and Shawn Williams. The Bulldogs also have rising senior Quintin Banks at safety, and prized recruit Alec Ogletree will join the crowd at the position this summer.

Pugh, from Charlotte, had two tackles last season. He played in Georgia’s G-Day spring scrimmage on April 10, recording two tackles.

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139 comments Add your comment

Billy O

April 21st, 2010
9:17 pm

Best of luck to the kid.

that's my dog!!

April 21st, 2010
9:23 pm

this will only give us mose scholarships for the 2011 recruting class

TECH STINKS

April 21st, 2010
9:26 pm

GSU Needs some help….Holla

TuckDAWG

April 21st, 2010
9:26 pm

Good luck Makiri we”ll be pullin for you

Happy DAWG

April 21st, 2010
9:28 pm

I am always sorry to hear of losing a player, regardless of the reason. However, he can perhaps find a better opportunity that will give him more playing time and maybe a chance to play on Sunday’s.
Good luck to him!

Delbert D.

April 21st, 2010
9:30 pm

Georgia Southern, maybe?

30-24 Dawgs - WE RUN THIS STATE!

April 21st, 2010
9:30 pm

Good luck to Pugh, he was better than Morgan Burnett who let Caleb King run free en route to a 75-yard TD run, 30-24 Dawgs win.

mike loves mandy

April 21st, 2010
9:35 pm

dude, 2 tackles in 9 games??? can a brother get a tackle? yo.

Hmmmmmmm!

April 21st, 2010
9:42 pm

With Sheriff Richt getting tough on crime I think Mr. Pugh was guilty of a lack of foresight.
By fall, unless Richt goes back to his old ways “thUG”A
will need any safety they can find. He might have been able to get a little running back in
and have gotten some both ways playing time.

4 ncs are better than 1

April 21st, 2010
9:45 pm

He wants an opportunity to play for a winning program and to avoid going to these 2nd and 3rd tier bowls.

Heath

April 21st, 2010
9:46 pm

Hmmmmmmmmm! : Shhhhhh! The grownups are talking.

Enough

April 21st, 2010
9:59 pm

Thug Nation at it again!

Poser

April 21st, 2010
10:00 pm

WHAT? He don’t wanna play for JAWJA! Is he nuts? Playing one game a season for the red and black would be better than playing every game at some overrated program like GATORLAND. or the redneck university over in Tuscaloosa Alabama.

hunker down

April 21st, 2010
10:11 pm

Best wishes Macari and stay healthy!

hugejawjafan

April 21st, 2010
10:15 pm

Mr. Pugh, thank-you for your service to our great TEAM. Best of luck to you where ever you go. Remember, you will always be a part of the Bulldawg nation.

Techsucks deeznutts

April 21st, 2010
10:24 pm

Yo kid best of luck to you. Louisville May be a good spot for you. or Georgia State, where you can remind people by hotdog land that you beat them down!

GIVE ME A BREAK

April 21st, 2010
10:36 pm

UGA fans are cartoon characters.

Kramer

April 21st, 2010
10:43 pm

I see it like this. The players ahead of him must be lighting it up and he simply couldn’t compete. I see this as a positive. We may have a awesome secondary.

Idiot

April 21st, 2010
10:50 pm

Pugh > Burnett. LMAO

Big DAWG

April 21st, 2010
10:53 pm

Makiri, I wish you the best. I know you could start for Tech, but I hope you go to a school like West Georgia. West Georgia could really use you.

Dawgsssss

April 21st, 2010
10:53 pm

(((()()((((((((((30-24))))))))))))
((())))))(((((((((73-66)))))))))))))
hahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaha

That’s for all the tech fans who stalk our boards.
To the kid I wish u the best of luck.

Gratefuldawghead

April 21st, 2010
11:03 pm

You can’t blmae a Man wanting more playing time! Good luck maybe come to Valdosta State.

GO DAWGS!

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:04 pm

There’s a shocker, another UGA player dropping out

Andy

April 21st, 2010
11:11 pm

GSU could use your services.

BudDro$

April 21st, 2010
11:13 pm

is it still 1980???

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:15 pm

((((((((((((((((1980))))))))))))))))))))))

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:15 pm

((((((((((((((INDEPENDENCE BOWL))))))))))))))))

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:16 pm

((((((((((((KENTUCKY))))))))))))

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:16 pm

((((((((((((7-5))))))))))))))))

BudDro$

April 21st, 2010
11:16 pm

uga media department need to do a hot tub time machine remake and program that hot tub to 1980. then maybe they will figur out how that certain RB got his black fire bird

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:17 pm

((((((((((((((((SHEREVEPORT, LA)))))))))))))))

BudDro$

April 21st, 2010
11:18 pm

go play on the blue field for a bowl game uga

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:18 pm

GOOD ONE BUDRO- I FORGOT ABOUT THE BRAND NEW BLACK TRANS AM THAT BOI GOT!

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:20 pm

TEXAS A@M HERE COME THE DAWGS…WATCH OUT HAHAHAHAHAHBAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

BudDro$

April 21st, 2010
11:22 pm

Georgia’s schedule is so weak this year. What’s everyone’s guess on total wins this year? I don’t wanna hear any of this SEC is the toughest conference either.

Dial_tone

April 21st, 2010
11:23 pm

Best of luck to him wherever he lands.

RED DOG 77

April 21st, 2010
11:23 pm

Makiri Pugh has made his mind up to transfer, and although the competition looked pretty tough for him getting in the game……….Me?, I would still be a BULLDOG. With that said, I wish him only the best of luck wherever he choses to transfer, hope he gets his wish with more playing time, and is better off having played for the RED and BLACK of the University of GEORGIA !!!………….Now that he is gone……….If we can just get Christian LeMay to come on board, that will be one more scholarship to give……..and I get the feeling with a LeMay committ, UGA is going to get more 5 star players than you can imagine, both offense and defense……..Just WOW……..Life is looking pretty dadgum sweet if you are part of the BULLDOG NATION !! GO DOGS !!! GATA !!! SIC’ ‘EM WOOF……..WOOF…….WOOOF……..WOOOF………WOOF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SICKnTired

April 21st, 2010
11:29 pm

If we are not the toughest conference, and 2 of our midlevel teams from last year beat your two conference champs what does that make you guys?

BudDro$

April 21st, 2010
11:29 pm

Red Dog you are typical UGA material…. “all we need is this to happen after something else happens then maybe something good will happen and we can go back to 1980. Get a grip.

GT BABY

April 21st, 2010
11:30 pm

how is winning 7 games and going to the independence bowl looking up for the dawg fans? whats looking up, the papa johns bowl?

BudDro$

April 21st, 2010
11:34 pm

SicknTired- I’m not talkin bout last year genius (another dawg living in the past) I’m talking bout this season coming up.

SICKnTired

April 21st, 2010
11:36 pm

and exactly who do you guys play this year?

frankly

April 21st, 2010
11:43 pm

Good Luck Makiri.

This is good news for Georgia also, as we can really load up this recruiting season.

Matt the Brave

April 22nd, 2010
12:04 am

Rough for a kid to transfer. I guess changing positions wasn’t an option in the new defense. Best of luck to him, and hopefully he’ll be able to get a scholarship this late in the recruiting year.

BAMA STAN

April 22nd, 2010
12:12 am

13 NATIONAL TITLES – 22 SEC TITLES!!!

HEY BudDro$ – judging by your 11:20 post – appears you are jealous of UGA football and the SEC – I am guessing you are a GATech and an ACC fan?

Nice comment on UGA’s “weak” schedule!!!

I am sure GT is shaking in the boots with their hard schedule in 2010 – that includes notable football powers SC STATE, MTSU, KANSAS, NC STATE, DUKE, WAKE, and VIRGINIA. I do give credit for CLEMSON, VT, NC and MIAMI…… and of course UGA – which was the 5th or 6th best team in the SEC last year – and still beat the 2009 ACC champion!!! Also, South Carolina, the 6th or 7th best SEC team, beat up on the 2009 ACC runner up – which is one of your tougest games!!

Nice – real nice!!! How about winnning a bowl game and beating UGA more than once in a decade before you argue your position of Tech superiority!!!!

I will root for GT to win the ACC again this year! And hope that your school is not totally embarrassed in yet another bowl game blow out loss in 2011.

and one more thing…….

ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RomeDawg

April 22nd, 2010
12:30 am

GT Baby,

Get a life!! Why do you come to UGA blogs? Because your team isn’t worth discussing. We whooped that hinney this year, huh. Your best team in 20 years couldn’t beat our worst in 10. Think about it, loser.

Lake Oconee Dawg

April 22nd, 2010
12:34 am

GT BABY:
That’s the one he drove up your fannies for 3 years….somebody told me they gave the Rambling Wreck to Joe Hamilton for being the Tech employee of the year….Just checking….

Steve

April 22nd, 2010
1:28 am

5th string for UGA … guess he should transfer to Tech so he can start.

gEorGIa teCH 4 LyFE

April 22nd, 2010
2:44 am

YEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeehH dAT riGHt YuoThugS aT tHe U/g WilL gEt yE DuM BUtTs WhiPEd bY tHE JaCKEETs ThOS yeaR. WE goT Da BeST edDUCaTioN in Da stATE.
A YEE, GO G8ToRs an Ya A$S @!!!!!

superDawg

April 22nd, 2010
5:02 am

Hey Makiri go tek.Oh never mind it aint safe over there.Stick-em up nerd.