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Ex-Buckeye Duron Carter might be headed to ‘Bama

Ohio State heading for Rose Bowl

After leaving Ohio State last June for a community college, the family of Duron Carter had planned on the wide receiver re-enrolling at the university after getting his academic house in order.  With returning to the Columbus school no longer a realistic possibility, the son of former Buckeyes great Cris Carter has been contemplating other possibilities for where to continue his collegiate career.

Miami (Fla.) has long been considered one serious possibility.  Now another school north and west of the Hurricanes is apparently deep in the mix for Carter’s talents.

By way of the Birmingham News, TideInsider.com is reporting that Alabama “is on the inside track to sign Carter.”  Carter’s father told the website that a big reason for the Tide garnering such serious consideration is the head coach of the football program.

And the fact that the Tide is looking to replace the production lost by Julio Jones‘ departure for the NFL doesn’t hurt either.

“The head coach is as good as it gets,” Cris Carter said. “They have structure. Nick Saban provides the kind of environment you look for. There is no better teacher in the game than Nick and his staff. We like the fact that they run a pro-style offense. They have a need at the receiver position. They don’t have a [big, physical] receiver like Duron right now.”

Scout.com had previously reported that the 6-5, 210-pounder would visit Tuscaloosa next weekend.

Carter has already visited Miami and LSU, TideInsider.com reported.  Regardless of where Carter lands, he will be eligible to play in 2011.

During his only season at Ohio State in 2009, Carter had 13 receptions for 176 yards and a touchdown as a true freshman.

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31 Responses to “Ex-Buckeye Duron Carter might be headed to ‘Bama”
  1. lbijake says: Mar 28, 2011 8:48 PM

    Can’t blame him for not wanting to go back to the mess the Vest created,

  2. neyvit says: Mar 28, 2011 9:35 PM

    @Ibijake

    He did want to go back, and has said as such for a long time. Academic reasons unfortunately forced OSU to not extend an offer. Specifically, he can start over from scratch grade-wise at any other school – but would be forced to use his poor grades from freshman year if he returned to OSU and would therefore fall below the GPA-required threshold.

    I think the 6’5 is a bit exaggerated — never seemed anywhere near that big on the field.

  3. lethimplaycoach says: Mar 28, 2011 9:55 PM

    He is dumber than a bag of hammers. OSU gave him every asset to help and his grades didnt improve.

    OSU didn’t offer him a chance to come back.

    He probably decided, why go through the effort of learning, when you can go to a cheating SEC school and just fail the class and get your grade changed to an A later.

  4. gamustangdude says: Mar 28, 2011 10:42 PM

    well he didnt have the academic values to cut it at OSU so he had to head to Alabama

    thats why people say the south is stupid…..

  5. John Taylor says: Mar 28, 2011 10:58 PM

    Memo to gamustangdude and buckeyeboy: cease and desist posting comments using another person’s handle.

    It’s laughably transparent, and is neither funny nor cool.

    Consider this y’all’s one and only warning.

  6. buckeyeboy says: Mar 28, 2011 11:52 PM

    thank you john, this dude gamustangdude is a whacko

  7. Deb says: Mar 29, 2011 12:29 AM

    The son of should-be Hall of Famer Cris Carter is more than welcome at Alabama. As Cris noted, we have a spectacular coach who plays a pro-style offense. He also works with academic instructors to help his players earn their degrees so they can provide for themselves after football. That would probably be more useful to Duron than helping him trade autographs for tattoos. :roll:

    @lethimplaycoach …

    Step out of the pulpit, hypocrite. We all know now that Coach Tressel and Ohio State would be happy to fake grades or anything else for their players. So you can save that high-and-mighty act for fans in Iceland or some other place where people don’t know your school for what it is instead of what you like to pretend it is.

    And buckeyeboy …

    We’ve always known you have the emotional maturity of a 12-year-old. But since you’ve now decided you’re not man enough to post your regional bigotry under your own name, maybe it’s time you move along. Your kind of garbage doesn’t belong on a grownup site anyway.

  8. John Taylor says: Mar 29, 2011 1:08 AM

    @Deb, and in defense of buckeyeboy: gamustangdude fired the first petulant salvo in this asinine game of whatever the hell the two twits were attempting to accomplish. buckeyeboy should not be absolved from his douchery, but, by dropping down to their third-grade level, his reaction makes sense. Sorta.

    I’ll say this: you have zero game when you attempt to “cover” another person’s screen name. None.

    Hopefully, this will be the last time this issue needs to be discussed. In fact, and what brings great comfort to me, I KNOW that this particular issue will no longer be one going forward. The ability to go nuclear hammer on asshats is very, very comforting.

  9. buckeyeboy says: Mar 29, 2011 8:36 AM

    lol don’t freak out ladies and gentlemen, debs just freaking out cuz she doesn’t heed her own advice on SEC vs SEC-member

    and when did osu ever cheat on grades? Clarett alleged it but it was found to be a lie, so I ask you why is a coach who protects players by not ratting them out suddenly a guy who cheats academically and will do illegal things?

  10. huskerguy says: Mar 29, 2011 9:39 AM

    Cheating… lying… same thing.

    Oh wait, that never happened in Columbus…

    Oh wait… my bad, yes it does.

    Why didn’t Coach Vest just lie for him too? Because his name is not Cry… oops… Pryor.

  11. BrownsTown says: Mar 29, 2011 10:12 AM

    Carter wasn’t allowed back into the program. High academic standards and all. Best of luck to him.

    huskerguy,

    You better hope Tressel doesn’t get fired. Your coach will be so anxious to make a play for that job that he won’t be able to focus in the interim gig he has now.

    Deb,

    No, we don’t all know that. You should check the history of guys held out due to academics under Tressel. I mean, Duron Carter for one. He didn’t play in the Rose Bowl vs. Oregon b/c of academics and he was a regular WR at the time. You’re taking one incident and extrapolating it to fit your needs. I could do the same type of thing about all Southerners, but I’m better than that.

  12. huskerguy says: Mar 29, 2011 10:17 AM

    Not worried about Pelini. Love the guy but I don’t think he is going anywhere. If he does at least we will tell the truth about it. Maybe he could bring integrity back to the buckeyes.

    But then he is a disciplinarian… not sure how the spoiled brats would respond to that.

  13. lbijake says: Mar 29, 2011 12:05 PM

    To Neyvit,,

    Thanks for the info.

  14. Deb says: Mar 29, 2011 12:18 PM

    @JT …

    I love a man who can go nuclear hammer ;)

    @BrownsTown …

    Pay no attention to those comments. You know how I really feel on the issue. Just needed to give it back to a trash-talking jerk.

  15. buckeyeboy says: Mar 29, 2011 12:23 PM

    so deb you are going to make up one thing and yell about it to me, have brownstown call you out on it, then you say you lied and made it you to try and get back to me, and that we all know how you truly feel?!

    I mean does the methlab in your trailer confuse your thought process?

    epic fail at insults, epic fail

  16. lethimplaycoach says: Mar 29, 2011 2:37 PM

    Hey Deb, sorry to speak above the intellect of the SEC cousin humpers.

    I just feel bad for the ‘Bama player who will suddenly come down with a medical hardship and get booted off the team to clear space for Duron.

    The idea that any coach who oversigns and kicks kids off the team as frequently as Saban actually cares about his players’ academic progress is laughable.

  17. Deb says: Mar 29, 2011 2:40 PM

    Believe it or not, buckeyeboy, it’s not all about you. The trash-talker I was referencing was lethimplaycoach. And I didn’t make up anything.

    Don’t know why I’m bothering because you’ve proved time and again that this will be waaay over your head …

    The events described in my post did happen. Ohio State’s coach did lie and cheat and cover up for his players. So lethimplaycoach is being the ultimate hypocrite to emulate your schtick of ridiculing imaginary behavior by Coach Saban when that very behavior has just been demonstrated by his own Coach Tressel. I did nothing more than call him out on his blatant hypocrisy.

    My personal judgment of Tressel, however, is not that harsh–as BrownsTown knows. I was simply letting him know that my opinion of Tressel hasn’t changed. I was merely holding up a mirror to a trash-talker. BrownsTown has the intellect to grasp that point. Obviously you don’t since you somehow imagine I was “lying” about Ohio State. Have you been living under a rock the past few weeks?

    No … don’t answer that … we know.

  18. Deb says: Mar 29, 2011 2:42 PM

    lethimplaycoach …

    Sweetie, you should quit while you’re behind.

  19. stairwayto7 says: Mar 29, 2011 3:50 PM

    He can’t keep up with acedemics so go to Bama.. makes sence to me! I guess making opposum pie is a credit there…

  20. edgy says: Mar 29, 2011 4:04 PM

    stairwayto7 says:

    *******************

    There’s so much wrong with that sentence that it’s hard to believe that you actually wrote that on purpose.

  21. lethimplaycoach says: Mar 29, 2011 4:30 PM

    Yes Tressel cheated.

    Only in dumb SEC country is what Tressel did, covering for players who sold their OWN stuff (ridiculous NCAA rule) worse than coaches oversigning recruits and then pushing them off the team, off scholarship, and in many instances, out of college.

  22. WingT says: Mar 29, 2011 5:29 PM

    I’m impressed that Cris Carter, an OSU alum, would heap such praise on Bama and coach Saban.

    Thanks Cris, your comments will go a long way to helping Bama recruit in OSU country in the coming years.

    roll tide

  23. Deb says: Mar 29, 2011 6:09 PM

    @lethimplaycoach …

    The difference is that what Tressel did a matter of record and this nonsense about Saban is just another Big 10 fool blowing smoke.

    Don’t you have something else to do … like shedding your skin?

  24. tideofunc says: Mar 29, 2011 8:17 PM

    you fluckeye fans are grasping for straws now when you revert to the trite comments about our trailers, trailer parks, and intellects in the south. we are above such frivolous and gratuitous attacks on our less fortunate neighbors to the north. guys, if you visit your physicians, they will probably prescribe some effective anti-depressants which will help get you through this difficult period. remember, it is just a game; but with this tressel fiasco occurring at the same time that your top-rated basketball team is defeated by an sec team, wow, i know it just drives you to your breaking point. i understand, i really do!

  25. lethimplaycoach says: Mar 29, 2011 8:37 PM

    WingT – Cris Carter lives in Florida. #Fail.

  26. lethimplaycoach says: Mar 29, 2011 8:42 PM

    Deb
    Saban’s oversigning and forcing medical redshirts or dismissing players from team has been well documented in Sports Illustrated, WSJ, ESPN OTL, AJC, and numerous other news outlets.

    Have a transplant from the north teach you to read, so you can try and keep up.

  27. Deb says: Mar 29, 2011 10:12 PM

    @lethimplaycoach …

    Oh, sweetie, I wouldn’t want to learn anything from someone who went to the Yankee School of How to Tell Whoppers.

    Oversigning is a common practice, allowed by NCAA rules. SEC schools are permitted to sign no more than 28 incoming freshmen to a class. The Big 10 permits oversigning up to three additional players. (Am I going too fast for you?)

    The reason for oversigning is so coaches have wiggle room when players fail to qualify due to academic or behavioral issues–or if a player decides to leave because he believes he’ll get more playing time elsewhere. If coaches have more players than they do scholarships, those who don’t make the team are grayshirted. Or they’re free to go elsewhere.

    Saban hardly invented oversigning nor is he one of the most egregious practitioners. Alabama has signed 22 incoming freshmen for the 2011 season. But thanks for playing. Try not to choke on your smoke. :lol:

  28. Deb says: Mar 30, 2011 1:50 PM

    @liontomyself …

    The censors over there have lost their minds with power. I’ve complained all over creation about them refusing to post my on-topic reply to your comments, and now everything seems frozen. If the reply goes up, fine. If not, I’ll post it here … where the grownups are allowed to play freely. :roll:

  29. Deb says: Mar 30, 2011 1:59 PM

    @liontomyself …

    Shouldn’t I be in Alabama harassing autoworkers to unionize while Rapistberger is on vacation? Why didn’t you just go for the triple by throwing in a reference to me baking a cake? :lol:

    To answer your relevant question: No, I was not in the negotiations. I’m thrilled the owners’ proposal seemed fair to you. That will be important when you become an NFL player.

    If you’d taken time to read up on the issues, you’d understand why it didn’t seem fair to the players. You’d also know they were already working under an extension. The league procrastinated until that extension was set to expire, then produced a proposal that failed to address the chief area of dispute and went backward on other areas under discussion. The players felt the owners were not negotiating in good faith. By wasting a week and coming in so late with their proposal, the owners left them no time to craft a counterproposal. They had only a few hours to make their move or they would have lost their option to decertify–the only card they could play that might stop a lockout.

    The only person saying the proposal was the worst in history is De Smith. He’s got a great resume, but he wasn’t my first choice for that position. You can’t blame all the players for every over-the-top thing he has said anymore than you can blame all the owners for every nutso thing Jerry Jones has said.

    The players aren’t spending my money on litigation. The owners charge fans what the market allows for tickets and merchandise. If players’ salaries were suddenly reduced to $50,000 a year, the owners would still keep raising ticket, PSL, and merchandising prices. Oh, they might play at price cuts temporarily. But they’ll hike prices again no matter what happens with the players.

    When the banks got those bailouts, did you notice them cutting fees on any of your services? No. They just gave themselves big bonuses and carried on with business as usual. But you keep right on, um, “lion” to yourself ;)

  30. waynefontes says: Mar 31, 2011 9:46 AM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Mar 29, 2011 3:50 PM
    He can’t keep up with acedemics so go to Bama.. makes sence to me!
    ————————————————–

    I’m sure it does make “sence” to you, since this is what we’ve come to expect from you and your lack of intellect.

    By the way, it’s sense… which is something you’re obviously not familiar with.

  31. mattybank says: Apr 2, 2011 1:07 PM

    Wow, a lot of hate in here. Duron is not very bright nor his daddy. I am surprised guys like Cris Carter and Jalen Rose are employed by ESPN. Wait maybe not. Duron is not a difference maker. Buckeyes have plenty of playmakers.

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