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Duron Carter won’t play for Tide in 2011

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The drawn-out drama that’s been Duron Carter‘s attempt to gain eligibility to play for Alabama appears to have come to an end, at least for this season.

Head coach Nick Saban announced Wednesday evening that the JUCO transfer will take a redshirt this season and will not play for the Tide in 2011.  Carter will apparently attempt to become academically eligible this year, with the hope being he’ll be available for spring practice and 2012 and beyond.

Carter, the son of Ohio State legend Cris Carter, has been sidelined as the school awaited transcript information it needed from his former junior college.  It doesn’t appear that information will be forthcoming; therefore, the wide receiver will not play this season.

“There’s one piece of information we did not receive and have not ever received, and may not ever receive,” Saban said. “So as of right now he has to be here a year in residence to be eligible. So, he’ll still have two years to play after that, but as of right now it doesn’t look like he will be eligible for this season.”

It was reported back in late August that he had enrolled at the school and began practicing with the team shortly thereafter.  The transcript issues, however, kept him off the playing field as the Tide has jumped out to a 3-0 start and a No. 2 Associated Press ranking.

Carter announced in April that he would be transferring to the Tide, and officially signed with the school in July.  He began his career at Ohio State before running into academic issues that forced him to transfer to the JUCO ranks.

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10 Responses to “Duron Carter won’t play for Tide in 2011”
  1. Deb says: Sep 21, 2011 9:26 PM

    Oh good grief. Well … thanks for coming, Duron. I’d suggest you crack a few books while you wait.

  2. seanb20124 says: Sep 21, 2011 10:21 PM

    Wonder how one gains admission to the Harvard of the south , but can’t even suit up on Saturday’s

  3. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 21, 2011 10:24 PM


    I’m telling ya, this kid is a turd. You don’t want him, he’s not worth the headache. Alabama has better receivers anyways.

  4. Deb says: Sep 21, 2011 10:53 PM

    @seanb20124 …

    Well, genius, you can enroll in many universities on a provisional basis, but you can’t play football unless you meet a certain academic standard. Guess they don’t teach reading or logic in whatever version of Harvard provided your degree in smart ass. :roll:

  5. Deb says: Sep 21, 2011 11:01 PM

    @paulbrownsrevenge …

    Doesn’t appear we’ll have to worry about it :) If he can’t meet the academic standard, he won’t get on the field. And if he manages to get on the field, I’ll bet on Saban to explain how he’s gonna behave …

  6. mdnittlion says: Sep 21, 2011 11:17 PM

    @ Deb

    This kid is bad news trust me you don’t want your team associate with him. He couldn’t make the grade at a school his father was a legend at(special treatment), even with tons of school sponsored tutors and had problems with grades at the junior college level. At some point this kid has to take the student-athlete part seriously. I’d put good money on the fact that he leaves school without a degree and even if he stays the next 2-3 years.

    By the way which school is the Harvard of the south? My cousin who’s a lawyer says it’s Emory (she’s an alum), my buddy with a PhD say’s it’s Duke (he’s an alum) and my wife’s family say’s it’s Virginia (there from that part of the state). I always thought it was Vandy?

  7. dcroz says: Sep 22, 2011 7:32 AM


    Well, he gained admittance to the Harvard of the Midwest, a.k.a. the Ohio State University, before failing to make the grade there, so I guess that makes him doubly-distinguished.


    In addition to the ones you mention, I’ve heard the “Harvard of the South” tag applied to The University of the South (better known as Sewanee for those college football historians out there). Isn’t it odd that no one asks which school is the “Yale of the South,” or even the “Holy Cross of the South?”

  8. bmac34 says: Sep 22, 2011 9:45 AM

    since he’s a bammer, i’m sure he’ll still be a finalist for the biletnikoff!!

  9. Deb says: Sep 22, 2011 12:36 PM

    @mdnittlion …

    I’ve never heard Duke, Virginia, or Emory referred to by any other names. Their own are prestigious enough :) I have heard Vandy called the Ivy League of the South, but not the Harvard of the South. Although Emory has a fine law school, I always think of it for its great medical school. But as with any institution, what matters most is what you do after you get the diploma 😉

  10. jameshyde022 says: Sep 23, 2011 7:48 AM

    Don’t be too hard on him, he probably feels like @#$%^ right now.

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