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Alabama Backup QB to Transfer
A once highly touted recruit who lost the QB competition to AJ McCarron , Phillip Sims is deciding to leave Alabama. In a statement released by the school, Sims was very gracious about changing his path:
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āThis was a very difficult decision because Iāve had a great experience at the University of Alabama and Iām thankful for the opportunity this program provided me,ā
āI want to thank Coach (Nick) Saban and the coaching staff for being with me and my family at this time. I wouldnāt change anything about my decision to come to Alabama and this has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.
āThe reason for me leaving is nothing more than a personal matter. I just need to be closer to home to support my family at this time and that needs to be my priority right now. I would still like to continue my football career, and hopefully I can do that and also be there for my family.ā
According to sources it looks like Sims is going to transfer to the University of Virginia. Thereās a chance he could be eligible immediately because the transfer is regarding a personal family matter. If Sims does indeed get into Virginia, it would be a huge pick up for Mike London, who has done a remarkable job bringing the program back to a competitive level.
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Phillip Sims, the former Oscar Sims High School Standout who signed with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2010, and was listed as the āco-starterā alongside A.J. McCarron at the start of last season, has opted to leave Tuscaloosa and try his wares elsewhere. However, his departure wonāt come without a little commentary as to why and one of the statements made by Simsā high school...
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