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Blake Barnett may take advantage of transfer loophole, could be back in the SEC next year Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05: Blake Barnett #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws before the Advocare Classic against the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

If Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett does indeed transfer, he could be back in the SEC sooner than Alabama would definitely like.

Reports are that Barnett could be seeking to transfer to a JUCO school now, meaning that he would then be eligible to return to an FBS school after sitting out the first four games of next season.

The potential of Barnett being eligible for most of next season could be a coup for any Power 5 team, but particularly for any SEC team. The quarterback situation for most SEC schools is iffy at best, and Barnett would immediately become one of the best players on several teams.

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Barnett technically opened the season as Alabama’s starter. However, he was quickly replaced by true freshman Jalen Hurts in Alabama’s game against USC, and the job has firmly belonged to Hurts ever since.

[H/T College Spun]

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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