Shockley: 'Writing on the wall' with Mathis entering transfer portal


ESPN/SEC Network analyst, and former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback, D.J. Shockley joined Andy and Randy to discuss quarterback D'Wan Mathis opting to enter the transfer portal.

What was Shockley's reaction when you found out Mathis decided to enter the portal?

"I wasn't as surprised, I think, as a lot of people because I've talked to a couple of people who had said he'd been kind of upset," Shockley told Andy and Randy. "He was kind of in the dumps about not having as many opportunities, and obviously him falling to fourth on the depth chart is not good and kind of seeing the writing on the wall."

D'Wan Mathis started Georgia's first game of the season in Arkansas but was benched in favor of Stetson Bennett. Bennett started the next five games but suffered a shoulder injury that then lead to USC transfer J.T. Daniels starting the team's last two games.

"I mean J.T. came out and played really well and looks like he's going to be the guy."

On top of Daniels, Georgia still has plenty of other options at their quarterback position moving forward including Carson Beck (freshman) and Brock Vandagriff (who will be joining the team next season).

"(Mathis) knows he's behind the eight-ball so I figured that him and his dad were kind of upset about what the situation--how it transpired. To see it happening, I heard the rumblings so when I finally heard the news, I kind of knew that this was probably the writing on the wall this was going to happen."

If you remember, Mathis had opted not to go to Ohio State and, instead, chose Georgia.

"I was disappointed, man. He's a big time's tough to see a kid of that talent leave your program but in this day of age, you totally understand with what's going on in the quarterbacks around him."