The defensive coordinator at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has confirmed to the Birmingham News that Sentimore has decided to move on from Alabama to the JUCO level. Steve Davis added that the defensive lineman should be at his new school next Tuesday.
It was announced in late June that Sentimore and redshirt freshman wide receiver Keiwone Malone ”have been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and policy” according to a statement from head coach Nick Saban.
It was reported over the weekend that Malone would be transferring to Memphis.
As a redshirt freshman in 2010, Sentimore played in 11 games. Based on his performance this spring and the praise he garnered from Saban, Sentimore was expected to see an increased role in the Tide’s line rotation. Obviously, that will no longer be the case.
In addition to Sentimore and Malone, defensive lineman Brandon Moore, running backs Demetrius Goode and Corey Grant, defensive back B.J. Scott and linebacker Petey Smith have all, since the middle of January, left the football program we think — OK, I think — should be the No. 1 team in the country heading into the 2011 season.