By Creg Stephenson
Star Sports Writer
TUSCALOOSA --- Alabama linebacker Zach Schreiber has left the team with intentions to transfer, coach Nick Saban announced Tuesday.
Schreiber, a sophomore from Shreveport, La., played briefly in Saturday’s season-opener against Western Carolina on Saturday, but did not record a tackle. He was listed as the back-up to junior Zeke Knight at outside linebacker.
“Zach is a fine young man who worked extremely hard,” Saban said in a release issued by the school. “He wanted to go to school closer to home so we granted him his release.”
Schreiber played extensively as a redshirt freshman in 2006, compiling 13 tackles and a sack as a reserve defensive end and linebacker. He moved to linebacker exclusively in the spring.
It was not immediately known to where Schreiber will transfer, though speculation is that he is headed to Louisiana Tech. He would have to sit out the remainder of the season under NCAA transfer rules, but would have two years of eligibility beginning with the 2008 season.