May 31st, 2013 at 1:27 PM
OT: Former Alabama Quarterback Phillip Sims is off the team at Virginia
Philips you may remember was a highly-touted 2010 4-star talent that committed to Alabama. Last year the NCAA granted Phillip Sims a transfer waiver allowing him to go from Alabama to Virginia without sitting out a year.
Last year Sims played in 12 games and started 4, completing 132 of 231 passes for 1,426 yards and nine touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He was expected to be the full-time starter this year. Now, he’s leaving Virginia for academic reasons.
Reading what coach London had to say, it's refreshing to see coaching staffs stand up and do the right thing, no matter how much it might hinder on-field success.
I feel bad for Sims, seemed like he was on the verge of being one of the better QB's in the ACC. But just like ND's Golson situation, the words "Student" and "Athlete" go hand in hand. Thoughts?