Morgan Bailey officially not returning

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  1. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    This was included from a email I got from the GT SID yesterday.
    Morgan Bailey
    OL / 6-4 / 297 / 1VL
    Loganville, Ga. / Loganville HS
    A talented offensive lineman who suffered a number of injury-related setbacks during his career at Georgia Tech… elected to skip his senior year to concentrate on academics and obtain his undergraduate degree in May… played in 15 games during his career… if healthy, would have likely been a two- or three-year starter.
     
  2. GTrob21

    GTrob21 Helluva Engineer

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    This was expected... What this already factored into the remaining two spots we have or does this mean we have 3 ships now?
     
  3. Stinger90

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    Hate that those setbacks caused him to set away from football. But, I'm more proud of him for working to get his degree in May.

    KUDOS! to you sir and the very best of luck
     
  4. Madison Grant

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    Vad Lee, Anthony Williams, Morgan Bailey = 3, not 2 spots. Am I right?
     
  5. techman78

    techman78 Helluva Engineer

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    Was a dang good ballplayer when healthy. Hate to see injuries end his career. Glad he's gonna finish school.
     
  6. UgaBlows

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    Good Luck Morgan! and thanks for your efforts
     
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  7. bat_082994

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    Its a shame that things ended this way. Good luck with that degree and your career Morgan!
     
  8. dressedcheeseside

    dressedcheeseside Helluva Engineer

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    Get that degree young man. You'll always be a Tech man in my book.
     
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  9. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    We now have three scholarships open.
     
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  10. Techster

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    I say give the open scholly to Byerly.
     
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  11. collegeballfan

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    By my count that leaves us with only 10 OL on scholarship. Is this correct? (I have Brigham as being on scholarship - not sure correct)
    This is way to few. Going back to Bobby Ross - "must have 16 OL on scholarship at all times."
     
  12. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    9. Brigham isn't on a ship.

    We have committed

    Brown
    Marshall
    Stickler
    Preddy
    Whitley

    Pushes it to 14.

    Also could have Klock at OL which would make 15.
     
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  13. IronJacket7

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    +1
     
  14. 33jacket

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    great news for the program...now we have 3 open. Need to turn the roster over and get players in. Harsh yes, I know, but no one is greater than the program.
     
  15. 33jacket

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    NOOOO we need more talent....big uglies...putting a backup walkon QB on ship is not the way to win when you are at a school like tech

    if he is godhigh fine. but right now noooo IMO for byerly
     
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    I would agree, if he is beat out by the new QB recruit that just arrived, but if Byerly is better, and he is the back-up QB this year, you almost have to give him a scholly in my opinion. But, I truly understand your point about big nasties......and our need for more of them.
     
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  17. 33jacket

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    hey u know this, nothing is fair in the real world especially when someones job is on the line (Pauls)...he needs recruits baby...
     
  18. stylee

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    Byerly is going to be the 2nd team QB. How many 2nd team QBs out there don't have scholarships?
     
  19. Techster

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    Most recruits don't contribute their first years, barely their second year. Byerly is going to contribute next year unless he steps on a rock and tears his ACL between now and Fall (or something along those lines).

    CPJ has a history of rewarding walk-ons if they prove themselves. If Byerly doesn't get one, so be it, but I think he's more deserving than tossing a scholly to some kid in HS that probably won't see the field for another 2-3 years.
     
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  20. 33jacket

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    Just have to agree to disagree here. We have a few kids highly rated in skill positions that could see more time than tim next year. Paul davis saw more time than him this year. And now we have 3 spots open making it more likely to land one of them (like an autry or rogers)

    Secondly we have jordan on the team now who may be the back up in 2015. Paul doesnt have a good track record of taking a walkon off ship. So now tim is 3rd string a walkon will never see the field and still on ship. It is a legit scenario.

    Again just have to agree to disagree.
     

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