During the SEC Championship Game earlier this month, Georgia ran a fake punt on 4th-and-11 that was poorly executed and resulted in 5-star freshman QB Justin Fields being tackled well short of the first-down marker.

That play may have cost the Bulldogs the game, and many fans immediately called it into question, wondering what coach Kirby Smart was thinking.

After news broke of Fields’ potential impending transfer on Monday, Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis posted on Twitter that the fake punt may have been a last-ditch effort for Georgia to try to keep Fields from transferring:

Travis doubled down on that sentiment when questioned on Twitter, saying he absolutely believes Smart was thinking about Fields’ status with the team when he called the fake punt:

Whatever the case, it doesn’t appear to have worked, though Fields hasn’t made his reported decision official yet. Still, this would be a big loss for Smart and the Bulldogs.