Running back Derrick Gore has decided to transfer from the Alabama Crimson Tide to the ULM Warhawks.
Former Alabama running back Derrick Gore has decided on a transfer destination: Louisiana-Monroe. On Thursday, Gore made the announcement by simply posting a photo of the Warhawks logo via social media with the comment, “Every lesson comes with a Blessing.”
The transfer comes roughly a week after Gore had announced his decision to leave the Alabama football program, which he did in a thankful note to the University and his former coaches.
“These past two years have been nothing short of magical,” Gore posted on Instagram at the time of his transfer decision. “It’s difficult to come up with the words to describe this journey here at The University of Alabama. At this time I’ve chosen to explore the option of joining another program for my final 2 years of eligibility. To be clear, I want to give a special thanks to Coach Saban and Coach Burns for giving this kid from NY a shot, I’m forever grateful. So in closing I leave you with, Roll Tide!”
Playing in nine games over the course of two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Gore rushed 24 times for 108 yards and a touchdown. Gore’s top moment came in one of his final games with Alabama, blocking a kick and rushing for a touchdown against Florida in the SEC Championship Game.
Gore will be able to play immediately, and has two years of eligibility remaining.