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Georgia losing starting CB Wiggins to transfer

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Georgia head coach Mark Richt will have another key position to fill on the starting roster this fall after losing a defensive starter to a transfer. Cornerback Shaq Wiggins is leaving the Bulldogs via transfer, according to Seth Emerson of The Telegraph.

“Shaq and I have been talking over the last few days and a fresh start is what he believes is in his best interest,” Richt said in a released statement, according to The Telegraph. “We respect his decision and certainly wish him nothing but the best.”

Wiggins, as a freshman, started eight games for Georgia last season, one that was riddled with injuries up and down the roster. He recorded two interceptions and was responsible for the only defensive touchdown of the year for Georgia.

Depth at defensive back is still not a concern for Georgia. Following the loss of Wiggins, Georgia still has 11 players at cornerback on the roster.

It is unknown where Wiggins will go from here. If he wants to play football this fall though he will have to transfer to a program at the FCS level, because NCAA transfer rules would hold him out a season if he transfers to another FBS program.

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4 Responses to “Georgia losing starting CB Wiggins to transfer”
  1. woebegong says: May 9, 2014 11:39 PM

    I think he could pretty much see the writing on the wall with Coach Pruitt running the defense. I think the coach favors more aggressive play out of his CB’s and Wiggins is fast but not physically made to play aggressively at CB. He was a all or nothing player at CB. He either made an interception or the receiver got big yardage. He didn’t seem to adapt to the idea that he couldn’t lay off the receiver so far, and expect his closing speed to make up the slack.
    I wish the young man well in his future.

  2. jman2020 says: May 10, 2014 5:18 AM

    Didnt see this coming assumed that the kid would be ready to step up this yr

  3. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: May 10, 2014 9:14 AM

    Look to the FCS for next season to polish your skill set, then come on up to WVU.

  4. microbrewuga says: May 12, 2014 11:01 AM

    I hope the best for this young man but he left me shaking my head several times last year. 80% of the time last year, you could take a picture of any UGA CB and the pose would be the same for all: Hands up in the air, chasing the receiver after they had caught the ball and appearing to think, “Where the heck is my help?” I’m hoping continuous blown coverages left with our last DC.

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