Forty years ago there were 35 or 40 quality programs with excellent coaches. Now there's 75 or 80. Like when the majors only had 16 teams, nobody got to the Yankees from the minors. If Ty Griffin was your son, you'd advise him to transfer. Who wants to have starter talent, but be a back-up your whole career--especially when opportunity abounds elsewhere??I wouldn't call it a tough loss yet. What constitutes a tough loss? 3rd string QB who many predicted would change positions?
He also would have been behind Byerly for the next two, and battling with MJ and possibly Ratliffe next year. I hate to lose a great athlete, and so far he's said or done nothing to invite criticism from any Tech fans, but 3rd sting QBs transfer everywhere! In fact, somebody probably has the time to look up QB transfers at BCS schools for the past few years. I'm betting there's been at least one at ALL of them, and I'd also bet its the position that sees the most transfers.