Offensive lineman Austin Long‚Äôs career at Georgia is over, his father Tim confirmed Thursday.
The senior reserve had not practiced with the team this month.
In a statement Thursday night, Georgia only said that Long won‚Äôt play again for the Bulldogs because of ‚Äúacademic reasons.‚Äù
‚ÄúI feel for the kid,‚Äù offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a tough situation he‚Äôs going through. He worked extremely hard on the field to put himself in position to get in the rotation. I got a chance to see him (Wednesday) night at the scrimmage. I told him I was thinking about him.‚Äù
Long, from Memphis, appeared in 13 games last season and coaches had said he was making a push to possibly start before breaking a hand in bowl practices.
He had worked his way into a backup spot on the line last November after dealing with back surgery earlier in his career. He also had a shoulder injury and mononucleosis.
Long‚Äôs brother, Hunter, is a reserve center for the Bulldogs.
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