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Alabama is loaded at running back entering 2017 and beyond, and reserve Derrick Gore opted to transfer to seek more playing time.

Related: The Alabama running back factory is about to lose one RB to transfer 

Gore announced via Twitter and Instagram he is transferring to Louisiana-Monroe.

Gore will have to sit out the 2017 season, and he has two years of eligibility remaining. Gore carried the ball 24 times for 108 yards and a touchdown in two seasons with the Tide. Alabama has Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris and Joshua Jacobs returning next season, and they will also add five-star running back Najee Harris.

(h/t Saturday Down South)

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