“I want to express appreciation to Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey for granting the waiver which will allow Maurice Smith to pursue his dreams at the University of Georgia as a graduate transfer.  This has been a difficult situation to navigate and we are grateful to all who have been involved in bringing it to a resolution.  Now that it is behind us, we are all anxious to move forward.”

— Kirby Smart, head football coach, University of Georgia

August 12, 2016