Alabama Crimson Tide backup quarterback Phillip Ely is reportedly looking to transfer from the program, despite the school winning back-to-back national championship. Ely is looking for an opportunity to start, since A.J. McCarron has a stranglehold on the starting position
What doesn’t make sense is that Ely wants a starting gig, but if he transfers, he will be forced to sit out a season. McCarron is gone after this year, so something isn’t adding up.
Regardless, according to Josh Newberg of 247Sports.com, Ely is considering the transfer.
With a potential Ely transfer looming, there is already a favorite emerging in the sweepstakes to land his services — the South Florida Bulls, who are in his hometown of Tampa.
Entering Alabama, Ely was a three-star recruit and No. 20 pro-style quarterback in the nation. Landing him could be a major get for the USF program.