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Report: Georgia Tech QB Ty Griffin to transfer

In a piece of news that is becoming an all-too-familiar pattern, a Georgia Tech quarterback is reportedly set to transfer, according to a first report from [via -]

Ty Griffin, a redshirt freshman from the 2013 recruiting class, is apparently intent on transferring to Oregon, where he will join his brother Taj Griffin as a member of the Ducks.

This makes two quarterbacks who have announced they are leaving the Flats since the 2013 season ended, the first being former starter, Vad Lee.

The 6-foot-0, 195-pound Griffin was making solid progress, and was probably going to be the third string quarterback this fall behind Justin Thomas and Tim Byerly. He showed tremendous athletic ability in the Spring Game, and had the coaches nodding their heads.

The reasons given fall in line with what most P.R. spun exit speeches contain, “just wasn’t the place for me”, and the like. Joining his brother, who was considering Georgia as one of his options, probably has something to do with it, but there is likely much more.

Bottom line, there is an issue going on that needs to be addressed. Either the Paul Johnson and his staff aren’t targeting the right quarterbacks to fit this system, or Johnson’s legendary bristly personality is finally rubbing too many students the wrong way.

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  • William_Satterwhite

    He’s a 3rd string redshirt freshman behind a redshirt sophomore starter and redshirt junior 2nd string with a well regard true freshman coming in this year behind him. He’s going to a school whose starter probably should have went to the NFL draft this year and definitely will next. Why am i not surprised a writer with admitted UGA ties has found a way to skew this story as negatively as possible?

    • Michael Collins

      It’s not skewed, simply reported the truth. Coaches loved what they saw from him this spring and he could have challenged for 2nd string had he continued improving. If you read other sites (as I have since this story broke) you’ll see pretty much identical spins, so I guess I’m not alone.