ALABAMA FOOTBALL: Quarterback Phillip Sims to transfer to be closer to family

Alabama football coach Nick Saban and Quarterback Phillip Sims comment on transfer of backup QB.

(via UA Media Relations) Alabama Quarterback Phillip Sims to Transfer
The University of Alabama announced Friday that redshirt sophomore quarterback Phillip Sims has decided to transfer following the completion of the spring academic semester.

“This was a very difficult decision because I’ve had a great experience at the University of Alabama and I’m thankful for the opportunity this program provided me,” said Sims. “I want to thank Coach Saban and the coaching staff for being with me and my family at this time. I wouldn’t change anything about my decision to come to Alabama and this has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. The 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.”

Sims, from Chesapeake, Va., played in eight games last season, completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 163 yards. He redshirted in his first year at Alabama in the fall of 2010.

“Phillip has been a great representative of our program and did a great job for us in his two years here,” said head coach Nick Saban. “We are sorry to see him leave, but we certainly understand the situation, and everyone here wishes him the best of luck. We’ve talked on numerous occasions about this decision and we just want Phillip to know that we will be here to support him in the future if there is anything we can do to help him and his family.”

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  1. 1
    yellowhammer

    Well I cant say I’m suprised. There had certainly been talk coming from the athletic dept. for a while now. I wish Phillip all the best. I understand this decision.

  2. 3
    RC

    If I was a Barner, I’d be more worried about recruiting or at least finding Coach Chizstick some suitable dentures

    • 4
      FBJ Lives

      If I were you, I would get away from that bbq place and get a real job, boy. BTW, why dont you leave the football talk to the rest of us, and go sweet talk your sister out of a Handy J.

  3. 5
    bamatruth77

    if hed have been white he woulda started! and no im not black or mixed! but i do have reltives that are close to the program and They agree he is definitely better thn mcarron!

    • 7
      yellowhammer

      Bamatruth, is there anyone in the world with a working brain that believes McCarron is the starter because he is white? I can tell you with 100% total accuracy in truth that CNS, the coaching staff or anyone else at The University of Alabama does not care what race any student athlete is. The best athlete starts at every position every sport bottom line. I would love to see a pc where a reporter would have the nuts to ask CNS something so absurd. Can you imagine? lmao!!! As far as your contacts or whatever they are, if this is the best intel they can relay to you I would recommend not even answering the phone. They are clearly playing you for a complete moron and by the gullible comments you make they are getting quite a laugh.

  4. 8
    DES

    Truth-Why do you even bring stuff like this up? You know that people in Lee County just love to hear things like this. RTR

    • 9
      BamaBrando

      Actually, they both competed fairly for the starting job at the beginning of last season. AJ looked more poised and in control in both the Kent State and Penn State games than Sims did. If you go back and watch, it really wasn’t even a close race, based on those two games, and Saban made the choice. You can’t have a two QB system and not divide your team. Saban made a choice, and Bama went on to win a National Championship. Unfortunately, we will never know how good Phillip Sims would be at Bama, so saying he is better than AJ is about the same as saying Saban doesn’t know what the heck he is doing. Sims not beating out McCarron for the starting jobs has nothing to do with color. Saban has won with black QBs and white QBs. Race is not the issue.

  5. 11
    bamatruth77

    simply because its the bamatruth! he could move the pocket stong arm short release and accurate! had he been given the reigns instead of mcarron no doubt the results would have been the same and probably had more than one td against the dreadful tigers in two games! maybe even undefeated but we shall never know! now our back up is ely!! god forbid mcarrons lanky ass dont get folded up like a dollar bill!

  6. 12
    bamatruth77

    “You can’t force plays. You can’t try to make plays that aren’t there. You’ve got to have patience. That’s going to be the key to him being successful. He did a great job of doing that down the stretch last year for us. That’s going to be a key for him being successful. He can make the throws. It’s just continuing to make the right ones.” Alabama Coach Nick Saban on starting quarterback A.J. McArrons multiple interceptions during Alabama’s annual spring game.

    • 13
      FBJ Lives

      bamatruth!!!! Whats up, been awhile since you and I spoke. Whats up with the rest of your fellow Tiders questioning your comments? I thought you guys were tight. Oh well, no worries from me, I know first hand you can handle yourself. Just be careful of that RC guy up there. He is known for trying to lure bloggers in the mens room stall at Jim n Nick’s.

  7. 14
    Crimsonite

    I followed Simms entire High School career. I was ecstatic when he announced for Bama. But Simms is a true dual threat QB while A J is the most accurate thrower in Alabama High School football history. I think he had 7 interceptions in his entire career at St. Paul. Last year in his first year he had the best completion percentage in the SEC ahead of Arkansas’ and Georgia’s so called great QB’s. He also only had 3 more interceptions after his first game against Kent St. which was the least in the nation. I don’t know if he can run or not. It doesn’t matter since Saban doesn’t want his QB to run. That’s how you end up without a QB, to wit: Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford in their senior years. Simms always was looking for the opportunity to run. That’s why he had a really bad problem with getting sacked. Bama does not run a spread offense except on occasion to trick the opposing defense. We have the likes of Coffee, Ingram, Richardson, Lacy, Yeldon, Hart, etc. to do our running for us. Our QB is supposed to manage the game and drop back in the pocket to pass. Scrambling out of the pocket is something our O’linemen are supposed to protect him from having to do. It kills me that Simms is leaving since he would have had the opportunity to QB a National Championship team in his senior year. But McCarron is the type of QB that Saban wants. McElwain is a spread coach and he loved McCarron. Nussmeire is a spread coach and he already loves McCarron. The guy coming in from Texas flew way under the radar and has truly amazing High School stats, and resembles Cam Newton in size. I think he will win the backup role before the year is out.
    So I guess if you take statistics and the opinion of Saban, McElwain and Nussmeire in regards to McCarron – you can pretty much consider that BamaTruth is full of SHIT! Either that or you can be as stupid as he is and think you know more than the professionals. That’s all I’m gonna say on the matter. It is what it is. RTR!

  8. 15
    RC

    Faggot Blow Job (FBJ) Lives has some sort of cock and gay bathroom fetish. He brings it up on every occasion. He also claims to have a girlfriend, yet spends his weekends on a Bama blog. Sock puppets and inflatable dolls are not real chicks.

    FBJ doesn’t have a sack or else he would drive to BHAM without a gun and meet me face to face for some hand to hand combat

    • 16
      FBJ Lives

      You post here more than anybody RC. And if you notice, I call your ass out everytime I post here. Why? Because it is fun to watch you say the same boring shyt over and over, and then you puff that chest of yours out and start talking about doing things, that in reality, you and I both know will never happen. As far as that cock and bathroom fetish you talk about, I was just trying to find a subject that you might find interesting…..We all know that you really do. I like messing with you. I never said I “needed” a gun, just giving you a heads up that I do have a little friend. When you man up and admit that you are a rapist in waiting, the help and healing for you can begin. Enjoy each day that I don’t take you up on your “offer”, you cracked out Chuck Norris wannabe.

  9. 17
    bamatruth77

    lol transvestite you once again have no clue what youre talking about ! tell you what! go look for the last name hornsby at both alabama and auburn and see what capacity that last name holds at both institutions if you know how! feel free to email me at bhornsby77@aol.com. i have provided itk with documents that you nor anyone else on this site has seen pertaining to cam newton! have you?? no your ass regurgitates the same shit over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again! get a clue before you open your uneducated ignorant mouth! remember its better for folks to assume youre a fukking idiot rather than open your mouth and erase all doubt! cue the cocksucking and fucking your mother sister daddy comments! dude you really do need some new material your tired ass has played out on this site! ot saddens me to know you don anything crimson other than your blood soaked tampon when youre on your man period!!!

  10. 18
    bamabino

    Good luck to Sims. AJ has twice the arm strength and can make the deep out throws Sims can not.I don’t see how any objective observer can say Sims was better than AJ.

  11. 19
    RC

    FBJ AKA FAGGOT BLOW JOB:

    Typical comeback from some outcast who is trying to get the last word. Hey dumb ass, this is a UA blog. I have every right to post on here as much as I want. You’re a fan of that cult worshipping tree hugging, racist, OLD SOUTH goat humping Auburn University. So why are you here at all hours of the day and night?

    BAM, just kicked your ass again!! As far as boring retorts, I guess you’ll accuse me of being an Internet rapist again, LOL. Please tell me how that works. Remember FAGGOT, inflatable dolls and sock puppets are not real girlfriends. Shopping pals are not girlfriends either, and those are the only chicks you’re around, puss boy. BAM, there’s me handing you your ass again!!

    What’s the clever pussy retort now?

    • 21
      FBJ Lives

      For starters…. All hours of the day and night I post here? Is that why you asked me the other day why it took 5 days to reply back to you? See some of us have jobs and activities and women to bang, not that you would know anything about that. Number 2…..Why do you say the “Shoals area”? I live in McCalla, I could have sworn I have said that several times in here. Shows how well you pay attention. Number 3, I have explained to the others why I post here. They accept it, but it just goes all over you doesnt it? When we first started this thing RC, your posts were pathetic. I figured if I helped you along a little, you would get better. It has taken awhile, but I do see some progress in your posting abilities. See, there are many in here that understand how to write a post, or column. Cap and ITK, now those two are journalistic legends for sure. Crimsonite gets his point across by writing about things that, unlike you, he actually knows what the f^ck he is talking about. BamaBrando mixes in stats and numbers, all the while combining it into a compelling story. You? Well lets just say that before I came along to bring out the best in you, your posts looked like an essay written by one of Crimsonite’s mexican lot lizards. You have surely improved RC….aside from that last one up there that, in all honesty, let me down. However, I do understand that a lowlife rapist like yourself must spend hours out by the schoolyard, trying to figure out which strapping young lad will be your next conquest, so I do understand its taking you longer to get this thing down pat. You wish you could kick my “pussy” ass. Thats big words, coming from a little bitch who has never even got a whiff of any stanky stank, other than from your mother.

  12. 22
    Crimsonite

    What did you say that name is? Whoresbutt? That’s what I thought. Nobody here gives a shit what your name is shit for brains.
    Whatever your dumbass family did at any University means nothing. You’re no different that a Tommy Johns as far as I’m concerned. And you don’t know shit about football which is pathetic if you actually ever played it. You’re just a predjudice, bitter, redneck son of a bitch and I make enough in 4 hours to have your ass planted and never a question asked about it. In fact drag your ass over here where I live and run your mouth at me like you do hiding behind your keyboard and see what happens. We don’t have many trees here, just Mesquite, so I could use some fresh fertilzer when I plant the next one. And the only one on here who looks like a fool is you – dumb ass. Just read the answers to your dumbass posts. My address is 1034 San Dario Ave. Laredo, Tx. 78040. Open invitation.

    • 23
      FBJ Lives

      Holy shyt!!!!!!!!!! Damn Crimsonite! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Now THATS how you come back to a post. I know we aint the best of friends Crimsonite, but do me a favor and show Robert from Waterloo…er…I mean RC up there how its done. I have tried to no avail……

  13. 24
    RC

    FBJ AKA Fucks Big Johns,

    Please explain to me what you just said again, genius?! You are a legendary “poster?” You’re more like a legendary “packer” with all your references to little boys and gay bathroom pranks.

    Why don’t you show ALL of us some guts and post an address where we can meet up in either MCCalla or Bessemer. Hell, I’ll even kick your pedophile ass at your favorite park, Alabama Adventure or whatever they call it now. Bitch, I’m much more in tune with college football history not only as a fan, but as an investigative journalist. So, Lance, the Titty sucking pedophile, who holds the record at AU for qb efficiency? How many victories does Shug have over Bear? How many QUALITY victories does Tuberville have over Alabama?

    BE A MAN, LANCE. ACCEPT MY CHALLENGE! GIVE ME AN ADDRESS AND DATE SO I CAN FUCK YOU UP!! LOL PUSSY

    • 25
      FBJ Lives

      Did you really just quiz me? On the internet at that? You are one dumb motherf@cker boy. Are you serious, or just plain retarded? So you know where Alabama Adventure is? Pick a day that works for you, and I will meet you at the gate. It’s to the point now where it is about time I planted your goddamn ass.

  14. 26
    RC

    FBJ,

    I will kick the living shit out of you. We will wait for the day when the park is actually open, unless you are sure they are open now? If they are not open now, I’d be willing to also meet you at that covenience store across from McAdory High.

    Ooooh, the pussy got mad that I quizzed him over the Internet??! LOL, that is funny. Call the little queenie a pedophile, “aw, no big deal!” but question his lack of knowledge over the ‘net and it’s “I’m gonna kick your ass!” Little kiddy amateur. Get ready for a beatdown, boy:) And watch your racist mouth

  15. 27
    RC

    LANCE, FBJ, WHATEVER, FIND OUTvWHEN THE PARK OPENS AT AL ADVENTURE AND CONFIRM YOUR BEATDOWN APPOINTMENT!!

    • 28
      FBJ Lives

      Why does the park have to be open, dickhead? You want cops around before I beat your head in? Is that it?? You call me pussy over and over again, but I told you that it was you that was gutless. Typing in all caps doesnt scare, nor impress me. I told you to pick a day RC. Any day. As far as watching my mouth goes, lemme tell you something. I have battled many in here, and NOT ONCE has anyone asked me my skin color, nor have I ever asked them. You took it upon yourself, for whatever reason to tell me you were African American. I have many black friends RC. I also own at least 4 hoodies. Where is the racism? Oh, thats right, you are one of those that get touchy over stuff like that, so who is racist now? Pick a day and stand by it or shut the fuck up, and let real sports fans talk football in here. You dont know a damn thing about anything. Want proof? You treat me like I am a newbie in here. I dont know how long you have posted here, but I have been visiting this blog for the better part of 4 years. Then, for some reason, you were sure my name was Robert or some shit lmao. Then, you bill me from the “shoals area”, further proving your stupidity. Wait…it gets better. I am not sure where you learned to read, but everytime you reply back to me, you start talking about things that was never mentioned in my post to you. What exactly are you fuking looking at???? You say I said I was a legendary poster. Thanks, but I never said that. Go back and try to read it again if you can. There are many examples of your dumbfuk mishaps. I could go on all day. You harp and harp for me to meet you, then I take your dumbass up on it, and now you are squirming from every angle, trying to come up with this excuse or that excuse. My point on the “quiz” was that only a fool does that on the internet….on a blog at that. Imformation aint too hard to find on here, thats why I have never asked anybody in here a question I felt they couldnt answer, it’s pointless. Heard of Google….Bing….etc, etc. You are a dumbass loudmouth who runs his mouth, and when I called your ass out on it, you squirm. I see it, the others see it as well. Stop typing in all caps, stop squirming and shaking, and pick a goddamn day RC. The whole blog is waiting…..

  16. 29
    RC

    SATURDAY, MAY 5, 9AM. As far as the cops r concerned, I have asked you NUMEROUS times to meet in PRIVATE areas only to see your PUSSY ass turn it into a gay bathroom joke to conceal your fears.I asked if the park was open DUMB ASS to be sure we could access it. I’m guessing you are saying we can since you spend most of your time out there kid watching.

    I will have scouts in the area that morn making sure you’re alone. You better be because you will just make this harder on yourself if you’re not. Harder means ‘difficult’ to the rest of us, not what it means to you which is synonymous with “ejaculation”

  17. 30
    RC

    BTW FBJ

    I fell asleep reading your same cut and paste BS retort…You really need to go to a creative writing class after your done with the physical rehab you’ll have to take after I’m through

    • 31
      FBJ Lives

      So you call the parking lot at Jim n Nick’s private huh? You are so full of shit it aint funny. You call me a pussy, but yet you will have scouts on the lookout. Is it the same scouts you was gonna have help you gang rape someone, boy? BTW, I will be there at 8:30 am, you filthy sumbitch. Maybe when I’m done knocking your brains around, I will go and sex up your momma. She says you just aint getting the job done. Mind if I bring my kids? I wanna show them what happens to disrespectful garbage when they run their mouth and make threats. You begged me and begged me to set this up, now you start bitching about it. Grow a set, and show your ass up, homeboy.

  18. 32
    RC

    LOL u crack me up with your racist BS, “Homeboy”, OK…so the deadbeat dad is going to bring his kids. What a role model you are. Do they know you’re a sexual predator. I might have to look into adopting them and raising them like a real man is supposed to raise his kids. I won’t be there till 9AM. I’m making your mom cook breakfast for me after I tap her big ass. See you at 9 you racist, deadbeat pussy of a sperm donor

    • 33
      FBJ Lives

      Thats very good RC. Dont you go getting all worried about my children. They are well taken care of. How is your 8 with three different women? That racist enough for you, Rodney? Show up at 9, show up at 8:30, show up at 8:45…just show up. I promise you you wont be running that sac muncher of yours about raping anybody else. I am letting you know right now RC, I am not playing with you anymore. Show up…and I will deal with the consequences that will come with whats going to happen.

  19. 34
    RC

    Here pussy pussy pussy. Oh, it’s FBJ Lives. I’ll be there, u dumb fuck. I was the 1 setting this up for a year while you ran away from the challenge. Blah blah blah blah about rape threats. You don’t have a girlfriend. I’ve already told you blow up dolls and sock puppets are not chicks. I can’t wait to kick your racist ass, and I can’t wait to forward your racist comments to your employer. Be advised, if anyone else is in the area, the deal is off. I will know. Show some integrity. It will be a stretch for you

  20. 36
    Crimsonite

    Can all the CR posters come and watch? Naw, on second thought with all the dumbasses who post on here it would end up being a free for all similar to the Watts, California riots!

  21. 37
    RC

    Anybody on here can come. FBJ will be patted down before the fight begins so he won’t be tempted to go all gangsta. This will be like a fight on the playground except I will be the professional and Lance will be the amateur

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