April 14, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Phillip Sims (14) during the spring game at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
The NCAA has granted Phillip Sims' request to waive the usual requirement that transfers between 1A schools sit out a year. Sims transferred from Alabama to Virginia after
he did not win the starting job in Tuscaloosa a family emergency, and requested the waiver.
Of course the Hoos' coach Mike London is thrilled to get a bluest of blue-chip quarterbacks onto his team. Incumbent starter and senior Mike Rocco is practically and immediately demoted to backup, regardless what coach-speak comes from Charlottesville.
TCU will face Sims and the Cavs in game three, and then Garrett Gilbert and the Mustangs in game four.