J.J. Green, Brendan Langley to transfer from Georgia


The Georgia Bulldogs suffered a big-time loss at the hands of Georgia Tech on Saturday, and that has prompted some circles to call for wholesale change in the program. However, Mark Richt and company have some immediate personnel issues to address, as the team has lost two defensive backs to transfer in the past 48 hours in the form of J.J. Green and Brendan Langley.

First, Langley announced his intention to transfer on Monday.

That was quickly followed by a similar announcement from Green.

Langley, a 6-foot-1 rising junior from Marietta, accumulated three tackles (including one for a loss) while appearing in five games this season. Green appeared in 13 contests as a freshman in 2013, including two starts, but those performances came at the running back position, before being transitioned to the defensive side of the field due to a crowded backfield that included the additions of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.

The reason for Langley’s decision to transfer is not abundantly clear, but in the case of Green, the former running back will be looking to transition back to the offensive side of the ball at his next stop. Both Brendan Langley and J.J. Green join a long list of defections from the UGA secondary in the past 12 months, leaving the Bulldogs scarily thin at the position. Fortunately, there is help on the way in the form of the 2014 recruiting class, but Jeremy Pruitt and his group will have work to do.