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Report: Alabama QB transfer Parker McLeod picks Western Kentucky

New Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm gained a transfer in Parker McLeod. Photo: AP Photo/Daily News, Alex Slitz

New Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm gained a transfer in Parker McLeod.

Former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Parker McLeod will transfer to Western Kentucky, reports the Bowling Green Daily News

McLeod enrolled at Alabama in 2013 and took a redshirt in his first season on campus. Coming into this season, he was part of the spring battle to take over for the departed AJ McCarron, but wasn't expected to win the job over Blake Sims and Florida State transfer Jacob Coker. McLeod decided to transfer in May.

Per transfer rules, McLeod will have to sit out this season before being eligible to play in 2015. When he is able to take the field again, the former three-star prospect from Walton, Georgia, will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Hilltoppers. 

Western Kentucky went 8-4 last season in coach Bobby Petrino's lone year at the helm, finishing tied for third in the Sun Belt. Offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm was elevated to head coach when Petrino left for Louisville.

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