Mike & Mike rip Kirby Smart for placing restrictions on transfer
Mike Greenberg of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” had some very choice words for Georgia coach Kirby Smart on Wednesday.
Greenberg used the word “disgrace” five times and the phrase “shame on you” twice while looking directly into the camera and blasting Smart for restricting running back (not a guard as Greenberg incorrectly stated) A.J. Turman to transfer to an SEC school or Miami, where former UGA coach Mark Richt is now the head coach.
Here’s Greenberg’s rant:
While Greenberg does have a point that Smart makes millions and is able to take several other jobs, it’s unclear why the two hosts decided to unleash their rage on Smart regarding this topic since several other coaches across the country do the same thing.
He does point a finger at NCAA president Mark Emmert, but Smart is the primary target.
Turman was granted his release from the school last week before Smart loosened up on some of the restrictions, allowing him to transfer to a school within the state of Florida other than Florida or Miami. He’s also allowed to go to schools outside of the Sunshine State, but not to an SEC school or Georgia Tech.
Smart is on record saying he placed the restrictions “to set a precedent.”
If Turman does decide to transfer to an institution on the restricted list, he’d have to pay his own way in the first year at that school.
His co-host Mike Golic later added, “Kirby Smart, he looks bad in this.”