Bulldogs coach Kirby Bright stands by transfer restrictions on RB A. J. Turman

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 0:16 AM

-- New GA Bulldogs coach Kirby Bright continues to stand by his decision to space transfer restrictions on running back A. J. Turman. The junior'south transfer was announced in mid-March, but Turman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was only allowed to transfer to schools in his residence state of Florida -- but not the FL Gators or Miami Hurricanes.

Bulldogs coach Kirby Bright stands by transfer restrictions on RB A. J. Turman

ATHENS, Ga. -- New GA Bulldogs coach Kirby Bright continues to stand by his decision to space transfer restrictions on running back A. J. Turman.

The junior'south transfer was announced in mid-March, but Turman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was only allowed to transfer to schools in his residence state of Florida -- but not the FL Gators or Miami Hurricanes.

Former GA coach Label Richt is presently the head coach at Miami, while FL is a SEC Eastern Div rival of Georgia's.

Bright later revised his original restrictions, allowing Turman to transfer to to schools exterior of the state of Florida -- except GA Tech and other SEC schools. The Hurricanes and Gators are still off the list.

Below Richt, players were allowed to transfer from GA without restrictions -- meaning they could attempt to go to whatever school they wanted. However, transfer restrictions are very common at other SEC programs.

Shortly after Turman'south transfer was announced, Bright told reporters that the restrictions he created were to get rid of an immediate path for players to rejoin Richt in Miami.

"I wanted to set the precedent for the future that kids wouldn't be able to go to Miami right away," Bright told reporters. "It'south very necessary that we realize that, and that'south beautiful much standard operating procedure when a coach leaves one place, that a kid can't go there with the coach. That'south necessary to me that people understand that."

On Friday, Bright told ESPN that his initial decision came after speaking with Turman, who first thought about transferring to Florida. Bright then talked to six or seven other SEC coaches about their own transfer rules.

In speaking with those coaches, Bright discovered that each had the same sort of transfer restrictions that Bright was imposing. From a competitive standpoint, it made sense for Bright to adopt similar rules, much love the ones he dealt with while on staff at Alabama.

"My goal is to obtain the same policy as those guys and be uniformed," Bright said Friday. "There was never an intent to damage [Turman]. I was only doing what I felt love was the best for the Univ of GA and was also competitively equivalent among the SEC schools.

"The biggest disagreement is it was a change; a modify from what it was to something else. Everybody wants justification for change, when for me, it was just the norm."

Turman wanted to be a feature back at Georgia, but decided to transfer after falling down a depth chart that includes 1.000-yard rushers Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, Brendan Douglas, and incoming ESPN three hundred member Elijah Holyfield.

Bright also addressed the criticism he'south met after admitting he discussed Georgia'south open records laws during a recent visit to the state capitol. Shortly after, a bill was passed on March twenty-two allowing athletic programs in the state of GA to wait ninety days before responding to open records requests. Originally, all government agencies in GA were required to reply within three days to an open records request.

State Sen. Bill Cowsert told the Macon Telegraph that the bill "came to light through Kirby Bright at UGA," but Bright maintains that he'd number hand in the legislature.

"That wasn't something that I was dying to do, to go over there and beat a drum for legislature," Bright said Friday. "To declare that I pushed that through or passed that through is crazy."

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