If you have not yet finalized your transfer plans, we would like to strongly recommend to you that you contact Marc Bailey at www.parentsofplayers.com to discuss your rights under by-law 18.104.22.168. Marc is experienced in negotiating fair treatment for players looking to transfer, being forced to transfer, or just flat not being renewed, and he might be able to negotiate with your coaches to sign a “sit out waiver” so that you can continue to pursue your football and educational interests at the FBS level instead of going to JUCO or FCS.
Please consider talking to Marc, he’s a former player that understands the difficult and life-altering decisions you have to make at this crucial time in your life, and he also knows about all the tricks coaches are going to use on you to encourage you to transfer out of their program so they can get their roster down to 85 players by August. You have absolutely nothing to lose by spending 10 minutes on the phone with him and he might be able to help you land at another SEC school or another FBS school, especially if you feel as though your transfer was encouraged in any way. If you don’t feel comfortable in talking to Marc, ask your high school coach to contact him.
I suspect Saban doesn’t have time for this shit, but stay tuned.