Alabama Won't Let 4-Star Graduate Transfer offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy from From Going To Thes
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Alabama is trying to shut down 4-star offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy from playing for another SEC program in 2018. The Crimson Tide has reportedly denied Kennedy’s initial appeal. Per AL.com...
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Alabama denied offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy’s initial appeal to transfer to another SEC school on Monday, sources told AL.com.

Kennedy, who decided to leave the Crimson Tide program in early May, is hoping to join either Auburn or Tennessee as a graduate transfer but is still blocked from even having contact with those two schools as well as any other SEC schools and any future Alabama opponents.

The next step for Kennedy, who graduated in December, is an in-person hearing with Alabama’s appeal board.
(TheSpun)
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Post anything that might make look Bama or Nick Saban bad in headline. 7SU comes running. LMFAO
Reply4 months
This clearly upsets you doesn’t it?
4 months
Sue them, & set a precedent.
Reply4 months
there's no case
4 months
I think its wrong that graduates cant transfer wherever they want. They gave 4 years to the commited school and earned their degree. God bless, if they want to play elsewhere and still have eligibility, they should have unrestricted ability to do so. Interesting that he could transfer to Georgia or LSU and that would be fine.
Reply4 months
If the player graduates, then that's the school keeping up their end of the deal. The other end is the player is supposed to play football...and yet you are saying because the school kept up it's end, the player should no longer be obligated to what they signed? That doesn't seem....backwards to you?
4 months
Players are on one year scholarship deals and one year only. The school and more specifically, the head coach, holds all of the cards with respect to their future. Once they graduate, the options of a player with eligibility should be completely in the players control.
4 months
Auburn and Tennessee, I love it. I fgn love it. Saban and a big, out in the open,frick u! U gotta love rivalries.
Reply4 months
Saban is scared. Sad!
Reply4 months
SEC has a rule concerning this.
Reply4 months
I didn't think he could be denied any university as a grad transfer. But what do I know...
Reply4 months
So what? There's like hundreds of colleges that have football that he could go to, just not those two arch rivals. Like... Florida, UCLA, Michigan, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, freaking Hawaii etc. Go literally anywhere else but those two.
Reply4 months
Looked it up. Between the NAIA, NCAA and others, there's 774 Universities and colleges that sponsor college football. So that 771 schools that he is more than welcome to transfer to.
4 months
Can we stop referring to him as 4-Star? When you graduate, you’re not a HS recruit but a graduate transfer. Call him a backup or something.
Reply4 months
Brandon should have read the small print in the contract for the Charger. (The Saban owns my soul clause).
Reply4 months
actually it's usually in the NLI. We reserve the right to deny a transfer to our rivals as long as you're eligible.
4 months
Kid should frick Saban's wife to get even.
Reply4 months
Yuck!
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Lollypop Guild will be a god, To Hades with your mere mortal sons!
Reply4 months
Drizzt
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Saban is so petty. He’s the John McCain of coaches.
Reply4 months
The BAMA Plantation doing work
Reply4 months
He graduated.... shouldn't he be free to decide where he wants to go? He has completed his commitment to Alabama and to Saban ... do they still own him? ...... Free Brandon, Free Brandon, Free Brandon
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This is what happens when you go down to the crossroads and get down on your knees...
4 months
This is what happens when you dance with the devil
4 months
Yeah, countless sports leagues and teams have rules allowing clubs to prevent their rivals from benefiting from player development.
4 months
Let this be a lesson to all Bama commits. You'll either be a star or you'll be relegated to being a tackle dummy. There's no middle ground.
Reply4 months
Can't that be said about any kid at any school? The bama hate runs deep. Let that hatred flow...
4 months
Yeah, DoubleDown is right, this isn't restricted to Bama, this is a problem with the entire system. It's not really about education.
4 months
You got that right double dumb down, i hate the gumps, since i was born, it flow out of my pores.
4 months
He's doing to be a duck
Reply4 months
Helll freaking no .train the enemy in the spring and face off in the fall...
4 months
Let this backfire and be spread far and wide. Alabama isn't committed to your success only it's own. I'd use this as recruiting bait like....a....mother.
Reply4 months
Don't train the enemy success 101
4 months
Yeah, most schools do this. Heck, many don't even allow you to transfer within the conference or to any of the teams on the future schedules. This is a non-story
4 months
Saban is such a prick
Reply4 months
No..he just isn't stupid
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...half-pint bitch. -Ice Cube
4 months
Hard to fathom a kid wanting to go from Bama to AU or vice versa. What's wrong with this kid? Also, insert video of that Bama fan that hates the Vols. He should just transfer to Florida. They seem to have the biggest dumpster fire on the OL over the past few years.
Reply4 months
Uh, he wants an education from a different institution. Lots of people who go for graduate degrees transfer Universities to diversify their learning experience. It has nothing to do with football or idiotic fan rivalries. Only a moron would not see the value in variety of your education.
4 months
"he wants an education from a different institution" then go to the countless other NCAA schools that offer every major Auburn or Tennessee has as well. We're not stopping anyone from going to Cornell or Illinois
4 months
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