Report: Tide LB leaving team

According to the Tuscaloosa News, “Alabama sophomore linebacker Jennings Hester plans to go on medical scholarship and end his football career.”

That makes two Crimson Tide players leaving the team in the last month. Kicker Corey Smith transferred to West Virginia following a disappointing season in Tuscaloosa. Smith said he wanted to be closer to home.

Is anyone keeping track of the scholarship numbers? I haven’t heard anything from scholarship auditor Brian Cook lately, so is it safe to assume things are OK?