After talk with new coach, Bennett leaves Georgia Tech- MSU
ATLANTA — Taylor Bennett, Georgia Tech’s starting quarterback in 2007, will transfer to Louisiana Tech and will be eligible for the 2008 season.
Bennett decided he wouldn’t return for his senior season at Georgia Tech after meeting with new coach Paul Johnson, who is installing a spread option attack.
He said he plans to enroll at Louisiana Tech for summer semester and pursue a master’s degree.
Normally, a student-athlete transferring from one Division I-A program to another would have to sit out a year, but Louisiana Tech has a graduate-school major that Georgia Tech does not, so the NCAA approved Bennett’s eligibility request on academic grounds.