After talk with new coach, Bennett leaves Georgia Tech

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

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.

At Louisiana Tech, Bennett will play for Derek Dooley, the son
of former longtime Georgia coach and athletic director Vince

Bennett said he hasn't been promised a starting job by Dooley.

"Coach Dooley said he wants to win," Bennett said, adding
Dooley said the starter will be "whoever the best guy is coming
out of camp."

Bennett completed 162 of 327 passes for 2,136 yards with seven
touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2007.

Information from ESPN college football reporter Joe Schad and the Associated Press was used in this report.