Georgia Football: Fans Shouldn't Worry About Recent Transfers

By Matt Maddux
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The Georgia Bulldogs have seen several of their players transfer in recent months. Safeties Josh Harvey-Clemons, Shaq Wiggins and Paris Bostick all have left the Georgia team in hopes of starting new at another program. Many Bulldog fans have been worried about the lack of numbers in the secondary, but they need to let it play out.

Harvey-Clemons was dismissed in February because of some off-field issues he had during his time in Athens. He was an integral part of the Bulldogs’ defense but never could stay straight off the field. Harvey-Clemons was highly recruited out of high school and had Bulldog fans excited when he decided to attend Georgia. Although he saw the field a lot in his first two seasons, the Bulldogs’ secondary should be okay without him.

Wiggins, the most recent transfer, left the Georgia program because he felt he wasn’t getting the respect and playing time he deserved. Last season, Wiggins started eight games in a depleted secondary. That seems like a fair amount of playing time for a freshman in the SEC. Unfortunately for Wiggins, he doesn’t seem to have the attitude that fits Jeremy Pruitt‘s defense. I believe it was a mutual agreement between the coaches and Wiggins that he look to play elsewhere.

As for Bostick, the safety never really got a chance to show what he can do in the SEC. He was injured and had to redshirt his freshman season. The loss of Bostick shouldn’t be a big deal for the Bulldogs. He was behind the eight ball when it came to experience, so the move was in his best interest. Hopefully he can find the right fit at another school.

Losing these three guys shouldn’t bother Bulldog fans. Sometimes you just have to let a player move on, especially if they don’t have the right attitude. Pruitt knows what he is doing when it comes to putting the best players on the field. He has brought a new attitude to Georgia that the program has been missing in recent years. Either you are willing to put in the work or you’re not. Pruitt will play the best player at each position, whether that player is a freshman or a senior.

Matt Maddux is a SEC Football writer for Follow him on Twitter @Dawgomatic229, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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