Sophomore CB Jordan Love leaving Georgia, seeks transfer

ATHENS – UGA officials confirmed Saturday night what Jordan Love hinted about via Twitter. The redshirt sophomore cornerback is leaving Georgia and will seek to continue his football career elsewhere.

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Love sent this message out via Twitter Saturday evening: “It’s been real Athens. . . . All good things come to an end.”

Georgia spokesman Claude Felton later confirmed Love’s departure to reporters covering the Bulldogs’ basketball game against Alabama Saturday night.

Love could not be reached for comment. But he did talk to Gentry Estes of Dawgs247.com, saying: “I don’t want to say anything about it right now. When I get everything together I’ll let y’all know.”

Love played sparingly as a backup cornerback for the Bulldogs his two seasons in Athens. This past season he recorded 12 tackles while appearing in 8 games, with most of his work coming on special teams. As a freshman, he played in all 13 games and finished with 9 tackles.

Georgia lost cornerback Brandon Boykin out of its starting secondary from last season. The rest of the unit returns intact and the Bulldogs have several rising sophomores who are expected to compete for playing time, including Nick Marshall, Damian Swann and Chris Sanders.

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bucket

January 7th, 2012
10:39 pm

I just don’t understand this. We are routinely playing with 10 to 20 less scholarship players than the big boys do.

Barf

January 7th, 2012
10:39 pm

Barf

January 7th, 2012
10:40 pm

Darn, congrats bucket and your comment is actually correct.

invictus mon

January 7th, 2012
10:42 pm

Good luck to ya Love. Took me 3 schools in 3 states and courses on 3 continents before I got my degree. Sometimes life has a way of moving you around. You’ve got a chance to really examine your priorities and find what really matters to you. Don’t throw it away!

Basstringerfish

January 7th, 2012
10:45 pm

If you feel you can’t compete for playing time, transfer out is the way to go. Some guys can step up to th competition. Some guys figure it out (see Malcom) and some guys see the writing on the wall. I will choose to say that he saw his talent and game was not at the same level as the guys coming up and made a rational decision. I for one wish the young man all the best in his future.

bitter 99 problems and the "B" aint one

January 7th, 2012
10:52 pm

REALLY DONT THINK OF LEAVING WITHOUT————-MURRAY————hahahahah

bitter 99 problems and the "B" aint one

January 7th, 2012
10:55 pm

and crow—take all thats———lazy——dopp–ee———–and cant throw to there on team mates

——————-take the truck salesman from ford too.———–go f-150’s

7576DAWG

January 7th, 2012
10:57 pm

Does anybody know what percentage of Georgia football player’s get a shot at Pro ball? Nationwide I think it is approx. 10%. Georgia’s probably not much higher. The point is when will the average recruit accept his limitation’s and be thankful for the all expense, paid for, free college education that he is getting. The primary focus for all college player’s should be what are they going to major in and finishing that education with a degree so they can get a good job when they graduate.

Vance Duly

January 7th, 2012
10:57 pm

I wish him the best in his future. I only ask that he takes ALL copies of the UGA “Late-Game Offensive Game Plan” with him and burn them – every single copy….! GO DAWGS!

Taco Meat

January 7th, 2012
11:05 pm

Invictus mom= Sarah Palin

Taco Meat

January 7th, 2012
11:05 pm

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:08 pm

Too bad for UGA.

I am afraid first of many off season transfers.

Hutson Mason & Lemay are very likely to announce soon.

funny...

January 7th, 2012
11:09 pm

Jordan we appreciated your time in Athens man, hope you take away the good! Like others have said wherever you are going get that education and play hard

funny...

January 7th, 2012
11:11 pm

Well Hutson is gone.

If LeMay goes, then what does that say about the state of football in Athens. If your backups are leaving then something is rotten in Denmark.

Pretty much Richt is saying this is Murray’s team.

I don’t like it when these guys leave

Joe

January 7th, 2012
11:12 pm

Jordan,

Could you please get the damned refs from this Saints/Lions game and take them with you? Apparently Goodell sent an edict out that Brees must make it to the NFC title game. Never seen so many calls work in one team’s favor in a game.

Taco Meat

January 7th, 2012
11:13 pm

Best of luck to the young man. Lemay isn’t leaving. If anything, Hutson will go.

Nick

January 7th, 2012
11:13 pm

Glancer I give you Mason, but Lemay you’ve lost your mind. He’s being groomed to take over for Murray.

Attrition 2012 - I thought there weren't going to be any more after 30 in 2011

January 7th, 2012
11:16 pm

Jordan Love, Cornerback, seldon used, just as new semester is about to start, who had previously been arrested shooting off fireworks, not telling police his middle name and some other silly stuff, is the 1st of how many this season ?

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:20 pm

I think there’s a feeling in Athens that it’s not a competition at certain positions. Certain players, like Murray, seem immune from competition. Not sure why. Thought Mason played terrific against LSU and Mason has a better 2nd half passer rating than Murray. Mason & Lemay looked better than Murray over the Spring. Murray played well with the first stringers in the New Mexico game (5 td’s in the 2nd quarter), because he knew Hutson Mason was playing the 2nd half with the backups. Competion made murray MUCH better in that game. But when Murray isn’t ever benched for poor play, like LSU did their QB, then apathy sets in. And you get a guy in Murray, who led the SEC in turnovers at QB and had 9 turnovers that led directly to the 3 losses to LSU, Mich St and South Caro. Murray’s 0-9 vs. top 20 ranked teams, and is a 1 man turnover machine that cost UGA 3 games. Mason played so well against LSU and Murray so badly I thought Mason earned the starter for the Bowl game. Les Miles went to his bench when his QB struggled, Richt will not, not matter how many games Murray loses.

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:21 pm

Lemay knows Richt will NEVER bench Murray. If Mason goes, so does Lemay.

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:23 pm

Spurrier pulled Garcia after his poor performance, and is on a roll. Les Miles pulled his QB and went with backup Jefferson. Richt just stays with Murray, regardless of how poorly Murray performs, and it’s pretty bad (0-9 vs. top 20 ranked teams)

LeftCoastDawg

January 7th, 2012
11:23 pm

Well, there’s another scholly to offer for a kid you weren’t thinking about taking a chance on. If Bobo and Garner can figure out which kid that is, then it’s all good!

Wore Flat Out

January 7th, 2012
11:24 pm

Enter your comments here

Wore Flat Out

January 7th, 2012
11:25 pm

If I remember correctly, he does not have a middle name.

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:26 pm

Lemay’s parent attended a BUNCH of Spring practices. I don’t think they felt their son was getting enough first team reps to compete. I don’t know how patient they’ll be with the #2 QB in the country out of High School sitting the bench and not getting reps or even a chance in a real game against a real team to compete.

LeftCoastDawg

January 7th, 2012
11:32 pm

Glancer, shut up! Your comments are making you sound STUPID!

College Football

January 7th, 2012
11:33 pm

Who cares about the Atlanta Braves ? They don’t have any money to buy a players obviously needed, and never are in the hunt for the top players. We haven’t been any good since Ted Turner bought Montana with the Time Warner money, when they pushed him out to pasture.

Atlanta Hawks, please. They don’t know how to draft players. What do they have ? 5 players all the same size all playing the same position and pieces they pick up no one else wants.

Atlanta Falcons ? Really. When we get an easier NFL schedule because we lost too many games the previous year, we win a few more games during the following season. Then, lose in the play-offs – like we do whenever we get there.

They have stolen two hockey teams from us. I am supposed to support that sport ?

Look, Atlanta is a world-class city of 6 million. You put all the menus downtown, Atlanta Falcons playing inside in one of the few cities where outside would give us an advantage. It is a small venue. There is no semblance of an effort to provide real areas for tail-gating. When you go under the bridges, they give you port-a-poties and not a vendor in site to buy anything. You go inside to the food court, and there is NOTHING to eat, nothing at all. You cannot even buy a bag of boiled peanuts.

And, I am supposed to feel badly about us supporting these 3 teams ? Arthur Blank and Smith are trying. I will give them that – something the other 2 have made no effort at, after Rankin Smith ran this franchise into the ground.

This is a college football town. Always has been. Always will be. Is there even another blog in this city, other than college football ? Our passion is college football.

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:35 pm

I think if Lemay is a competitor and a leader, he’s not going to come back and watch Murray form the bench. I can’t imagine any real competitor being ok with being a backup who never gets significant reps. If neither transfer for the 2nd straight year, kind of says to me they arn’t competitors and are happy being No. 2 when they know by Richt’s actions he doesn’t change his mind at QB.

Proud-Dawg

January 7th, 2012
11:36 pm

@Glancer….LeMay is NOT transferring. My little brother is really good friends with him. He knew coming to UGA he would have to wait his turn. He is a humble dude, with big time talent. Please take your rumors to TMZ or ESPN, I’m sure they would appreciate your false info. Thanks

Rick James

January 7th, 2012
11:37 pm

@Glancer

Mason can redshirt next year rather than transfer to another school and sit out a year.This would put some time between he and Murry.Why on earth would Lemay transfer with four years of eligibilty left?

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:37 pm

If Richt’s SO confident in Murray, why won’t he let Mason or Lemay comepte with him on the field against good teams? If Richt thinks Murray’s SO much better.

Kind of odd when Mason’s numbers at accuracy/passer effic/interceptions, and all BETTER than Murray’s against unranked teams. Yet Richt thyinks Murray’s better.

Special K

January 7th, 2012
11:38 pm

Are pup players being run off????

LeftCoastDawg

January 7th, 2012
11:39 pm

That’s Rick James, Biaaaccchhhh!

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:39 pm

ESPN Insider has reported in the past on rumors that both will transfer. Lemay has denied publicly all the rumors, but he’s such a competitor, I can’t imagine him agreeing to not be allowed to comepte on the field in a real game.

Rick James

January 7th, 2012
11:39 pm

@ Glancer

Sorry I responded you.I see now by your later posts that you dont have a clue.

Dawgs Rule

January 7th, 2012
11:40 pm

Glancer – enjoy stirring it up do you?

Be factual, Mason will probably transfer – his playing time is either against scrubs or against beat down opponents. He wants to start – even contemplating reshirting – may wind up at UT Chattanooga or Georgia Southern. LeMay is commnitted to UGA.

No reports out of Athens about LeMay – in fact, he stated toward the end of the season he is looking forward to this spring and competing for time next year. Murray is one hit away from out of a game – you have to have quality backups.

Glancer – keep it real and show some maturity.

Special K

January 7th, 2012
11:41 pm

Sounds like pups are trying to clear room for a scholly?

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:41 pm

If you were Mason or Lemay and saw these kind of numbers, and you were never allowed a chance to compete with significant reps, would you transfer?

http://www.cfbstats.com/2011/leader/911/player/situational03/category02/sort02.html

RHall55

January 7th, 2012
11:42 pm

It is up to CMR to bring in the best talent, keep the best talent and have his staff coach up his players!! If he cannot win the big games, then decisions need to be made on what staff changes are needed to be made and which players are to be the game time players!! If he can’t handle that, then UGA is in trouble for years to come!!

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:42 pm

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:42 pm

Dawgs Rule

January 7th, 2012
11:43 pm

Glancer – ESPN Insider has not said anything about LeMay and transferring.

I hate it when Tech fans or nonUGAS get on the blogs and type lies to get things stirred up.

Glancer – still living with your mother? It’s past your bes time boy.

Dawgs Rule

January 7th, 2012
11:45 pm

Glancer – are you for real????? Again, Mason played when the games were decided and mop up duty. You are a schmuck!

Glancer

January 7th, 2012
11:47 pm

Lemay had to come out and publicy address the rumors he was transferring. Look it up.

P.S.
Guess which QB had a better passer rating against LSU? Mason or Murray? Mason.

phil

January 7th, 2012
11:49 pm

I’d transfer too before playing another year for ole fall on the ball so our pathetic kicker can miss another for us!

Fire CMR!!!

A person SMART enough to know......

January 7th, 2012
11:51 pm

Some people said Mason never should have chosen UGA. Mett was the man until his troubles. Mason will never get a fair shot and he now realizes it.

Jacket99

January 7th, 2012
11:51 pm

Maybe UGA can make another pitch to Chaz Elder. It’s a few weeks until signing day.

LeftCoastDawg

January 7th, 2012
11:51 pm

Glancer = St. Simon’s

phil

January 7th, 2012
11:52 pm

And please fire Mark Fox before i vomit.

The guy can’t beat anyone worth a toot.

He and Richt have that much in common!

yeah cmon

January 7th, 2012
11:52 pm

@Glancer Mason completed 4 of 11 passes for 55 yards in garbage time against LSU and you consider that terrific?