According the AJC, and just about everyone else, Bulldog QB Zach Mettenberger has been dismissed from the University of Georgia football team for a “violation of team rules.”
According to Claude Felton, there was not a new incident that spurred the decision. Mettenberger was arrested over spring break in Remerton, Georgia for underage drinking and possession of a fake ID. That case is still under investigation. It’s highly likely that new information in the case led to the decision to dismiss the redshirt freshman quarterback.
The move likely assures Aaron Murray the opening day gig as starting quarterback for Georgia. The Bulldogs return 10 offensive starters and were in the midst of a three way position battle involving Mettenberger, Murray, and Logan Gray.
As for Mettenberger, there’s no word on what he’ll do or where he’ll go next. If he intends to continue his football career, there are a number of likely destinations including Boston College, a school that recruited him heavily out of high school. If he choses to transfer to a Division 1 FBS school, he’ll have to sit out a year. If he goes FCS or Division II, he can play right away.