Another day, another rationale.
Now, instead of the
dog eating the homework paperwork getting lost, it’s just your basic “we didn’t need the kid anymore, so we wish him well” stuff that’s SOP at ‘Bama. That at least has the virtue of familiarity going for it.
By the way, I just bet Saban can prove that every incoming transfer to his program has come for “clear non-athletics reasons”. In other words, they’re still BSing.