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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Maryland LT Max Garcia may transfer to Georgia? Doubtful.

It was in the AJC the other day. Basically, Max Garcia is joining the mass exodus away from Randy Edsall and the dumpster fire that is Maryland (who shoulda hired Mike Leach when they had the chance, pansies). But a quality OL is looking for a new home, and we could always use some OL. Garcia isn't ideal LT size, but he's done a good job there for the Terrapins the last two years, and could probably be effective anywhere on the OL. he's said he wants to transfer closer to home, and with Edsall restricting all ACC schools, plus Vanderbilt just to be a petty dick since they have former Maryland HC in waiting James Franklin making him look bad and his hire stupid, that makes Georgia an option. Richt has made contact, so there is mutual interest, and a quality OL would be a great addition.

That said, I just don't see us becomming his school of choice. Maybe South Carolina or Tennessee, since Tech isn't an option. But if Garcia factors in playing time, we just don't have it. At least not right away. If he has some family medical issues that would make him eligible to play immediately, it'd be a great fit, and he could start at LT letting John Theus redshirt. But if not, and he had to have a mandatory redshirt season, that just leaves too much competition. In that scenario, by the time he could play in 2013, we'd have a sophomore Theus probably locked in at LT, returning SRs at LG and RG in Dallas Lee and Chris Burnette. A returning starter at C in David Andrews, and a returning starter at RT in Watts Dantzler, or Kenarious Gates, or Mark Beard. And whoever of those 3 wasn't starting at RT would give solid depth, along with the Xzavier Ward and Zach Debell as more prototypical tackles, plus the Long brothers, Pyke, maybe Kolton Houston, and several others.

It'd been great if we landed Garcia out of high school. Or if we could have landed him before last year. He'd still be a good fit if he could play right away giving us the luxury of redshirting Theus (and as good as he is, every lineman can benefit from redshirting). But as it looks, this seems like something that just isn't a good fit, and I'd think he ends up at an SEC school in a bordering state (UT, SC, Aub, or Fla).

7 comments:

  1. Maybe, but then again this is the SEC where everyone has players coming back. A summary glance appears to show AU will have 2 seniors start next year. After that USCe, UT, and FU all only have 1 starter on the projected OL that will be a senior next year. USCe will be the youngest with 3 Soph starters next year and UT and FU will each have two.

    Not to mention if he is good as he seems to be I am not sure he could not beat any of or current guards or right tackles out (with the exception of Beard, which we do not really know anything about yet).

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  2. Wouldn't play this year anyway... transfer rules!

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  3. We need offensive lineman and this would add depth since we missed on two tackles on signing day. You should find a new hobby didn't you retract a story recently?

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    1. Retraction? None that I can think of.

      And yeah, we missed on signing day. They'd have helped next year. Garcia can't, and by the time he could help, he'd only have two years left to play and a full slate of returning starters in front of him for at least one of those 2.

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  4. Dirty Sanchez,

    You need back ups and competition on the oline and we could have used that last year. And didnt you write a story before signing day saying Richts visit did not go well with Josh Harvey Clemons? Why would a Georgia fan write an article on why a player shouldnt sign with us???????????????????????????????????????????

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    1. No, I didn't. You must have me confused with Michael Carvell, or be one of the mouth readers that takes a title and refuses to read anything else.

      And backups? Competition? Meet Xzavier Ward, Zach Debell, Hunter Long, Austin Long, Kolton Houston, Greg Pyke, etc, etc, etc. Since you are obviously reading impaired and telling me stuff I've already said. I'll say it one more time for you.
      We could have used Garcia out of high school. Or if we got him in last year. Or if he could play right away next year. But to get him now, and have to redshirt him, the timing is off and we'll have several already in line, both starters and backups. If he wants to come, great, but a kid probably won't want to join a logjam when they can walk in to a starting spot elsewhere.

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  5. Big Georgia Fan, I have heard through the grape vine, that the OL was "soft". This was the only concern of one of the players going into the 2012 season. O-Line Softness!! So, with that said, I think if we need some nasty, hateful, want to knock ur head off lineman, Theus, Big Red (2013 prosect) nasty...if garcia is nasty, then let him sit for a year, and play him the next two years!! As long as he is nasty!!

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