COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Banned ex-FSU star, Valdosta native Reid lands on feet with hometown Blazers; Richt peeved at team's performance after second scrimmage

Greg Reid opted to join his hometown Valdosta State Blazers after being booted from Florida State, rather than transfer to another D-I school and sit out a year.

Greg Reid opted to join his hometown Valdosta State Blazers after being booted from Florida State, rather than transfer to another D-I school and sit out a year.

VALDOSTA — Former Florida State cornerback Greg Reid has enrolled at Division II Valdosta State and is practicing with the team.

By transferring out of the FBS, Reid does not need to sit out and is eligible to play this season for the Blazers.

Reid was dismissed from the team at Florida State earlier this month for a violation of team rules. The senior had been charged with possession of marijuana and driving without a valid license after a traffic stop in his hometown of Valdosta in July. Reid was also suspended one game last season for a team rules violation.

Reid led the nation in punt return average as a freshman and needed 313 yards to break Deion Sanders’ Florida State record of 1,429 yards on punt returns.


ATHENS — The No. 6-ranked Georgia Bulldogs held their second full scrimmage of the fall Wednesday.

And head coach Mark Richt was not overly pleased with his team’s performance.

“I saw a lot of bad things. I saw three bad interceptions .... Every time the quarterback got touched, they fumbled. We weren’t tackling the quarterback, but you’re not supposed to fumble every time you’re touched,” Richt said. “I’m not too happy about that. Our No. 2 offense drove the field on our No. 1 defense and scored and the No. 1 offense scored on one of two tries from the 2-yard line and the 1-yard line, which is not too impressive.

“We made some nice plays. Like I told the team, I thought we looked like a pretty good team. But pretty good is about 8-4, maybe 9-3 if you’re lucky. We’d like to be better than 8-4, but that’s about how we played today. It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great. Did we have great effort on every play? No. Was every guy busting his tail on every play? No ... . I didn’t see a team that was ready to be great. I saw a team that was still pretty good, and I’m not that thrilled about it.”

Starting quarterback Aaron Murray completed 8 of 14 passing attempts for 158 yards with one touchdown and one interception, while back-up Hutson Mason connected on 8 of 18 throws for 67 yards, a TD and an interception. Chris Conley was the leading receiver, hauling in four catches for 114 yards including a 70-yard touchdown, while Blake Tibbs had three catches for 32 yards and a TD and Jay Rome had two receptions for 32 yards.

Georgia’s rushing attack was well balanced. Freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall both averaged 12.4 yards per carry. Gurley gained 87 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns, and Marshall had 62 yards on five rushes. Richard Samuel gained 40 yards on six attempts with a touchdown, Ken Malcome notched 35 yards on five attempts and Harton had 31 yards on seven rushes.

Defensively, Chase Vasser posted a team-best six tackles, with four tackles-for-loss and three sacks. Five players posted four tackles — Josh Harvey-Clemons, Alex Ogletree, former Seminole County star Bacarri Rambo and former Early County star Shawn Williams. In addition, Harvey-Clemons had an interception, a TFL and a sack for -9 yards, Ogletree had two TFLs and two sacks for -13 yards, Rambo forced a fumble and Williams posted an interception.


Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

Greg Reid............don't worry somebody is always willing to take these thugs if they can play ball. It's Slavery in the 21st Century. An Able Bodied person always has a buyer.

Is that little devil horns sticking out the back of his head?


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