Report: Alabama QB Blake Barnett to transfer Tom Pennington/Getty Images
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 3: Blake Barnett #8 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws against the USC Trojans in the first quarter during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

It took just four weeks for Blake Barnett to go from opening-day starter to gone from the Alabama program. reported on Wednesday that the redshirt freshman will be leaving the program. Barnett started Alabama’s game against USC, but he was quickly pulled in favor of true freshman Jalen Hurts. Hurts has taken over as the starter since then, and it looks like Barnett has seen the writing on the wall about the future of that position at Alabama.

Barnett played in three games for the Tide, throwing for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Barnett is a former five-star recruit of the 2015 class that originally picked Alabama over Oregon, UCLA, and USC, among others. The early thought is that the California-native could transfer back to the west coast.

With Barnett gone, Cooper Bateman will be Alabama’s backup quarterback.

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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