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July 5, 2012

Burrows decides to leave

It's been a crazy past seven days for the Georgia football program, one that continued Thursday with Brandon Burrows' announcement that he is transferring to another school.

According to head coach Mark Richt, the redshirt sophomore is doing so to seek more playing time.

"I came out of high school playing the defensive end position in a 4-3 defense which is what I truly love," said Burrows in a statement. "The coaching change here led to a 3-4 defense. I have worked with that transition but decided that I want to get back to playing defensive end. I think another program may give me the best opportunity to succeed at that. Iım eternally gratefully for the opportunity Coach Richt has given me at UGA and for the fact that he gave me an unconditional release. I know Iıll be hard-pressed to find a group of coaches and players that will develop into the leaders and friends that I have known here in Athens."

A graduate of Walton High School, Burrows redshirted as a freshman in 2010 and missed all of 2011 due to a shoulder injury.

"Brandon is an outstanding person, student-athlete and has a wonderful family," said Richt. "We've enjoyed having him as part of our program and will provide whatever assistance we can in his transition. I am completely understanding of his decision and wish him nothing but the best."



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