September 4, 2007

Schreiber to transfer

Alabama LB Zach Schreiber has requested a release from his scholarship with plans to transfer. The sophomore was not at practice Tuesday and UA media relations confirmed following practice that the sophomore has intentions to transfer.

"Zach is a fine young man who worked extremely hard. He wanted to go to school closer to home, so we granted his release," coach Nick Saban said in a prepared statement.

The sophomore linebacker from Shreveport (La.) Evangel Christian was named to the second-team strongside linebacker position when UA released its preseason depth chart. He played in the fourth quarter of Alabama's 52-6 win over Western Carolina Saturday but did not to log a tackle.

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