Sophomore safety Marc Deas latest Bulldog to quit, seek transfer

ATHENS — Georgia’s roster took another hit on Saturday.

Marc Deas, a redshirt sophomore safety from Kississimee, Fla., has decided to quit the team due to lack of playing time and is seeking a transfer, coach Mark Richt said after Saturday’s scrimmage.

“I talked to him yesterday and he said he just wasn’t getting the opportunity for playing time he’d hoped for,” Richt said.

Deas joins defensive lineman Derrick Lott, who made a similar decision on Friday.

That makes 11 players who have quit, been dismissed or are facing suspension since Georgia’s Jan. 1 bowl game.

More to come later. . . .

161 comments Add your comment

william cranman

March 31st, 2012
1:14 pm

This is truly unbelievable!

Adam

March 31st, 2012
1:17 pm

another gone…i don’t understand, he’s a safety! suspensions in the secondary + most of the defense leaving after this season = more playing time

TybeeDawg

March 31st, 2012
1:19 pm

not really…..it happens everywhere…dawgs will be fine. If we get past the second game, it will be fine…..if not we have lost one game…big deaL.

BigDawg

March 31st, 2012
1:21 pm

We need players for the scout team, walk-ons welcome!

douglasville dawg

March 31st, 2012
1:21 pm

Let them go. We want guys that will work hard and fight for playing time. Every year good players are going to come in, but not all of them are going to earn playing time. If they want to leave that great. It give us room to bring better players that might earn playing time.

BigDawg

March 31st, 2012
1:22 pm

We need to over sign this coming year!

PTCDAWG

March 31st, 2012
1:23 pm

If they don’t want to be here, let them go! I don’t know of a team in the country
that going to just give them playing time without competing for it!

RHall55

March 31st, 2012
1:24 pm

Is Coach Scott Lakatos running them off? CMR, get to the root of the problem!! Do not bury your head in the sand like you did with Def CO Willie Martinez and S&C Coach Dave Van Halenger!! Two coaches that were over their head in their positions or become outdated!! CMR take a look @ C Mike Bobo and C Rodney Garner!!

dawgfan

March 31st, 2012
1:24 pm

what is going on in athens, someone with greater control has to be brought in that these kids WANT to play for, where is the pride we use to have?

HD27

March 31st, 2012
1:26 pm

JHC is officially a safety, I don’t care what anyone says!

Roy

March 31st, 2012
1:28 pm

These kids will always be quiters there whole life, good bye!

Frank Lane

March 31st, 2012
1:28 pm

Players see handwriting on wall. Want to play more than they want to help the team. Best they leave. Makes room for more scholarships 2013 as well as for walk-ons.

Paddy

March 31st, 2012
1:31 pm

Inflated idea of playing time once they get to the SEC and what it takes to get on the field. I wish him well. Probably a good idea. Nobody wants to wait their turn any longer in this “me first, me always” attitude that is in our society nowadays!

Augusta dawg

March 31st, 2012
1:31 pm

Paddy

March 31st, 2012
1:32 pm

We should be able to sign 43 guys next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bh

March 31st, 2012
1:34 pm

how does this compare to other SEC programs? just curious. what kind of kids are we recruiting? this is almost to the comical point. hard to believe.

HD27

March 31st, 2012
1:38 pm

Corey Moore, Sean William, Connor Normon, JHC- VS. Buffalo and Missouri
Sander Comming, Sean William, Corey More, Connor Normon, JHC vs.FAU and Vandy
Full strength the rest of the way. The only game of concern may be Missouri because they are usually a pass happy team. Although I know they are tweaking their offense to suit their quarterback who rushed for over 900 yards, who btw is out this spring with a shoulder injury.

nobody

March 31st, 2012
1:40 pm

We all know they also failed a drug test and rather than be suspended and it being publicized, they quit.

HD27

March 31st, 2012
1:43 pm

@bh

None of these guys saw the field last year. They are making personal life decisions. If you are unsatisfied in your career are you not entitled to move on to somewhere else. The only theme here is that none of the players had a true impact on UGA. If they fill like they can make an impact somewhere else then best wishes to them! This only going to help the program.

Georgia Tide Fan

March 31st, 2012
1:44 pm

Isn’t this just Richt getting rid of players so he can sign better ones? That’s what UGA fans always say about Saban when Bama has a player leave. LOL.

NewYork1

March 31st, 2012
1:44 pm

Roy your stupid

NewYork1

March 31st, 2012
1:46 pm

Georgia Tide Fan your stupid too

ClinchCountyDawg

March 31st, 2012
1:48 pm

A lot of players come in with dreams of being a starter and getting drafted.All of a sudden they are juniors and third on the depth chart with more talented freshman coming in . A smaller school would offer the chance to get on the field and challenge for a starting position.

William

March 31st, 2012
1:50 pm

Georgia tide Fan, it is not the same at all. Your god Saban deliberately oversigns and has to run players off to get from 95+ after signing day down to the mandated maximum 85 players on scholarship at the beginning of fall practice. Georgia, on the other hand, chronically undersigns and doesn’t have a need to run players off to make the numbers work.

Vinning Dawgs

March 31st, 2012
1:54 pm

Well, if you leave because you can’t get on the field tells me that, you are not as good as you thought or there more better players ahead of you. So if you go to the next place and you don’t get playing time , then what? You quit playing? There is competition anywhere you go in life. Good luck guys.

bubba4dawgs

March 31st, 2012
1:55 pm

Some players make it and some don’t! There’s no room for those who have the “quit” attitude anyway! Good luck to them! Chances are, they will be quitters in the future. They must not be as good as the starters or they would still be there! Go forward! GO DAWGS!! Actually, this is good news! UFA is not handing on to players who aren’t good enough to play or simply don’t want to play!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

March 31st, 2012
2:03 pm

makes me wonder if the last 2 are related to the drug suspensions??

evil empire

March 31st, 2012
2:13 pm

the ship be sinkin…hahahahahaha…losers

Lilburn_dude

March 31st, 2012
2:16 pm

They failed the drug test and quit the team rather than be suspended people. That is all.

The Bear

March 31st, 2012
2:17 pm

@William please explain the factual difference not your personal opinion. I would love to here it.

Oh Yea ROLL TIDE

The Bear

March 31st, 2012
2:18 pm

Sorry “Hear it”

dawgie

March 31st, 2012
2:20 pm

Right on Lilburn dude. This has nothing to do with playing time!!! They leave with a clean record.

WnE

March 31st, 2012
2:24 pm

Something is fishy here.

The 1st four games there’ll be plenty of PT for guys in the 2ndary (due to suspensions), makes no sense to leave for PT, all you have to do is make your mark during that 4-game tryout at the start of next season and then make yourself irreplaceable to the coaching staff.

That makes much more sense that starting over somewhere else at a lower level since you have already used a RS year.

7675DAWG

March 31st, 2012
2:25 pm

Before Grantham became defensive coordinator if was a policy that if you worked hard and was a DGD that you would be the starter your junior year and for sure your senior year even if their were better players on the bench but were only Freshmen or Sophomores as long as you were at least decent. When Grantham became Coordinator he made it real clear that the best will play and I am one who says it’s about time somebody used some common sense. I don’t care if the entire starting lineup are Freshmen the best players should always be out on the field. To he@@ with this entitlement mindset.
I think CMR is also being forced to play his best by McGarity after the 2010 disaster. McGarity isn’t saying play this guy because he is better , he is just putting pressure on Richt to win and THAT is forcing Richt to play the best all the time.
DEAS and Lott both apparently could care less about graduating or getting a degree , all they want is that easy money in Pro ball. Both are frequently beat by our opponents when they do play and are not entitled to a free ride into the NFL. They are slow and get out maneuvered a lot when they play. This is on them not our coaches. Some players have a hard time accepting the fact that they fit into the 90% of all college football players that end up with a job other than being a football player.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

March 31st, 2012
2:25 pm

@ Georgia Tide Fan:

Not only are you stupid, your whole family is Dumba$$_ s

MJ

March 31st, 2012
2:28 pm

The lower the standands…the lower the character!
Just quit baby!

The Bear

March 31st, 2012
2:31 pm

@7675DAWG very true! Some of these kids don’t know how to react to playing against folks that are equal to them or better. That is why I put no stock in these rating services. They have very little idea what all the intangibles’ with these kids are or the competition that played against in High school.

rogeriter

March 31st, 2012
2:31 pm

I think college football should go back to the way it originally was—no athletic scholarships. Just post a sign saying “Football practice starts on Monday. If you would like to try out, be there.” Then you wouldn’t have these prima-donnas that feel they should be guaranteed playing time. It’ll never happen…but I can dream, can’t I?

evil empire

March 31st, 2012
2:35 pm

great analysis MJ…who wants a stinking uga degree??? it won’t even get you an assistant manager job on third shift in a convenience store…uga…where losers go to master the art…of losing…

Bubba J.

March 31st, 2012
2:39 pm

I agree with Lilburn dude,
If anybody thinks these kids are leaving for playing time are kidding themselves. Something obviously happened and Richt is kind enough not to publicize what they did. Signs point to a drug test failure but it could be something else. Either way they messed up and the coaches probably made it clear they should find somewhere else to continue there career. We’ll be ok. And why is nobody mentioning Jordan Jenkins stepping in for Alec Ogletree during his suspension? That kid is a beast, won’t surprise me if he’s starting game 1. Go Dawgs. All the Bama and Tech fans on here bashing need to get a life.

Frankly

March 31st, 2012
2:42 pm

What ever happened to the big TEAM, little me mentality. I swear now it has become all about “ME”.

evil empire

March 31st, 2012
2:43 pm

it’s gotta be energy vampires i tell ya….it’s gotta be…

evil empire

March 31st, 2012
2:44 pm

maybe coach could dive off the big board again…yeah that might do it…

the gift that keeps on giving

March 31st, 2012
2:47 pm

bwahahahahaha, you cannot make this up, I repeat you cannot make thiis up, I guess the Dream Team realized this is an actual Nightmare on Elm Street

Choke on This

March 31st, 2012
2:50 pm

Maybe Grantham is giving his own players the CHOKE HOLD, temper headed moron

Monkey

March 31st, 2012
2:50 pm

UGA fans should be very thankful. With all the suspensions and jumping ship, any other normal year the UGA program would be looking a some early season losses. However with the EASIEST schedule for the second year in a row( Mulligan II) one loss early is now seeable.

That UGA program is a mess, no matter how you spin it or turn it in UGA soft serve ice cream.

Coach

March 31st, 2012
2:54 pm

If a starter fails a drug test or gets arrested they get the minimum required suspension.

If someone down the depth chart does the same, they are kicked off the team or “decide to transfer,” i.e. run off. Similar to what Saban does, just freeing up the scholarships of those who aren’t contributing.

DawginSewer

March 31st, 2012
2:56 pm

Yeses Is gets hises underears and hses bicyecke abdses hises purses.

Gator

March 31st, 2012
2:59 pm

Rhall, Your a joke tecj fan.Latkos running them off? Latkos is one of the best around. Rambo went from 3 star to 1st team all american , Boykin was 2nd team all sec.

evil empire

March 31st, 2012
2:59 pm

since uga has so many football players jumping ship, maybe they should introduce a new “cruiseship hospitality studies” program in athens…the curriculum would require that you be a current or past member of the uga football program, because of your experience with abandoning ship…