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Starting Georgia Tech WR abruptly leaves program

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Jeremy Moore started the first three games of the 2012 season at the wide receiver position for Georgia Tech.

Apparently, those will be the last the Yellow Jackets see of the player.

Tech head coach Paul Johnson confirmed Wednesday that the redshirt junior has decided to leave the football program.  Other than personal reasons, no explanation was given for the departure.

“He had some personal reasons, said that he’s struggled with it before,” Johnson said of the situation behind the departure. “It’s not the first time he’s thought about it. I just wished him well.”

In Tech’s run-heavy offense, Moore had caught three passes for 64 yards this season.  Those were the only receptions of the 6-3, 180-pounder’s career, and they all came in a Week 2 win over a FCS-level team.

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15 Responses to “Starting Georgia Tech WR abruptly leaves program”
  1. woebegong says: Sep 20, 2012 10:07 AM

    I would guess he will register at an FCS program, so he doesn’t have to sit out a year, because I would bet that he feels under utilized. Not many receivers coming out of that type of offense are going to get serious consideration for the NFL, although, GT does have two of them, and one being the considered in the top 2 or 3 in the NFL right now.

  2. mdicks2 says: Sep 20, 2012 10:19 AM

    woebegong, GT has two of them?

    Calvin Johnson, Stephen Hill, and Demaryius Thomas, right? 1+1+1=2?

  3. ramrene says: Sep 20, 2012 10:27 AM

    >woebegong, GT has two of them?

    >Calvin Johnson, Stephen Hill, and Demaryius Thomas, right? 1+1+1=2?

    C’mon, give the guy a break. He must have got a Georgia Tech education.

  4. woebegong says: Sep 20, 2012 10:29 AM

    Two of them that are starters I guess I should have said. The point still being, that to me that is kind of surprising that any WR, coming out of a triple option offense, is making it big in the NFL. When you consider the quality of the tech. QB’s to throw a ball, it becomes even more unusual.

  5. mdicks2 says: Sep 20, 2012 10:45 AM

    All three of them are starters, actually.

  6. woebegong says: Sep 20, 2012 10:57 AM

    Johnson and Hill are full time starters, the other being a occasional game player. The point is still that coming from a triple option offense, that is impressive. Seriously, you need to think before typing, if that is all you want to do is argue about 2 or 3. The point is simply, that having anybody from GT, with the offense they run, and especially a WR the caliber of the young man that Detroit has got, is pretty amazing, I think. And like I said, given the QB’s that have been at GT, it is even more impressive.

  7. digit960 says: Sep 20, 2012 11:14 AM

    So what about Thomas?

  8. mdicks2 says: Sep 20, 2012 11:16 AM

    Umm, Thomas is most definitely a starter.

  9. ningenito78 says: Sep 20, 2012 11:52 AM

    You guys really don’t understand what woebegong is trying to say? Yes 3 WRs are starting in the NFL from Ga Tech. But the only one that signed with the school with the triple option in place was Hill. The other 2 were brought in by Gailey if I’m not mistaken so it’s a fair argument whether they would have committed to Tech had Gus Johnson been the coach coming out of high school. It would he a shock if this trend of stud WRs coming out of Georgia Tech continues. So his broader point (I think) is correct.

  10. secgrad says: Sep 20, 2012 12:53 PM

    I imagine he left that ghetto for his personal safety. The AJC reported a few weeks back they had what amounted to a dorm lock down because of armed robberies. After all it is an institution.

  11. Chris McConnell says: Sep 20, 2012 1:04 PM

    ningenito78,

    Gus Johnson? Really?

    Try, Paul Johnson. That would be the head coaches name.

    Also, that’s not what woebegong was trying to say. He made repeated mistakes when mentioning said Wide Receivers.

  12. ningenito78 says: Sep 20, 2012 1:22 PM

    Paul Johnson dick head. You know what I meant. His broader point was that the kid left because elite WR prospects don’t want to spend 4 years blocking. The 2 before Hill were recruited not by PAUL Johnson and that well is going to dry up.

  13. ningenito78 says: Sep 20, 2012 1:26 PM

    You know what I meant d–khead. His broader point about him leaving because he’s going to spend 4 years blocking is correct. CJ and DT were recruited by Gailey not PAUL Johnson. That well is going to dry up.

  14. ningenito78 says: Sep 20, 2012 1:30 PM

    My first comment took a while to post. Thought it was because I called you out for being a dickhead. Guess not.

  15. don444 says: Sep 20, 2012 3:23 PM

    You should just stop as you obviously bungled that whole sequence from beginning to end.

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