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Offbeat Ex-Illini QB Jeff George Jr. tweets move to Michigan

20:10  13 june  2018
20:10  13 june  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

The Path Forward

  The Path Forward <p>How can Illini basketball get back on the winning track?&nbsp;</p>Coming off one of the worst seasons in recent memory, the Illini have experienced the departures of Mark Smith, Matic Vesel and Greg Eboigbodin, along with the delayed arrival of Samba Kane. These developments compound a 2018 recruiting class largely filled with unproven talents (aside from Ayo Dosunmu and Tevian Jones) who will be playing for a team with way too many open scholarships and insufficient frontcourt depth.

CHAMPAIGN — Quarterback Jeff George Jr . is transferring from Illinois. “I say this with an extremely heavy heart as the Illini have been and will continue to be my family,” George said in his tweet .

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports. It’s abundantly clear that Illinois has struggled to move the ball on offense after three weeks. George Jr . also doesn’t provide any running threat as QB , which is The Illini are now stuck in an interesting QB controversy, but I hate that phrase, so let’s call it a dilemma.

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It appears you can add another name to Michigan’s quarterbacking fray.

In a tweet posted to his personal Twitter account Tuesday night, Jeff George Jr. indicated that he has decided to transfer to Michigan.  The move to the Wolverines comes nearly five months to the day after George, the son of former Illinois great Jeff George, decided to transfer from the Fighting Illini.

In addition to being eligible this season, the quarterback will have another year of eligibility that he can use in 2019.

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