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Here's Why Blake Sims Was Allowed To Practice With Alabama This Past Week

Blake Sims in full uniform with the college gameday crew.

Former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims practice with his former team this week to help it prepare for Texas A&M.

Saturday morning, it was revealed on ESPN's College GameDay that former Alabama signal-caller Blake Sims, who was the team's starting quarterback in 2014, helped the Crimson Tide prepare for Trevor Knight by being the scout team quarterback in practice this week. Immediately, college football fans questioned why a former player - who isn't part of the staff - would be allowed to do so.

ESPN's Brett McMurphy and Sam Ponder cleared it up. Sort of.

Of course, many have chimed in, noting how odd the rule seems.

The issue, of course, isn't with Sims practicing with his former team. In fact, Alabama isn't the only school to take advantage - Marshawn Lynch practiced with Cal earlier this year. It's with schools potentially abusing the system. Expect there to be plenty of discussion on the topic in the coming days.