Monday, March 25, 2013

Ex-Tide QB Phillip Sims not feeling like himself this spring at UVA

Ex-Tide QB Phillip Sims not feeling like himself this spring at UVA
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When former Virginia starting quarterback Michael Rocco announced he was transferring down a level to Richmond to play for his uncle, it was another sign to what was already assumed by many: that Alabama transfer Phillip Sims was the future starter for the Cavaliers.

That could still very well be the case, but as of UVA’s pre-spring depth chart, it isn’t. Sims was listed as the third-string QB behind David Watford and redshirt freshman Greyson Lambert.
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 Sims left Alabama after losing a battle for the starting QB job to current Heisman candidate AJ McCarron in 2011. Sims' physical gifts made him one of the most highly recruited signal callers in the 2010 class. He redshirted his freshman season and then transferred to Virginia.

We were sorry to see him go--his physical talents and his penchant for being a good teammate and competitor were highly regarded. He never had an ill word to say about anybody or anything, and praised Coach Saban and Alabama when he left. But we understood why he wanted an opportunity elsewhere.

Here's hoping he can make up some distance, get on the field in 2013, and show everyone why he was such a highly touted player.  Good luck and Godspeed, young man.


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