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Duron Carter plays role of Jordan Jefferson for Tide this week

Ohio State heading for Rose Bowl

Ex-Ohio State receiver Duron Carter won’t be making an impact for Alabama on the field this year, but he’s helping the Tide prepare for their Nov. 5 game against LSU in any way he can.

Namely, practicing as LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson.

Jefferson, known as more of a runner than true passer, is 6-foot-5, 225 pounds; Carter is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds.

Since being reinstated to LSU’s team in late September after his charge for his involvement in an August bar fight was reduced to simply battery, Jefferson has seen the field in limited roles behind starter Jarrett Lee. In four games this season, Jefferson has only attempted 10 passes. Against Tennessee, though, Jefferson rushed 14 times for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Alabama hasn’t dealt with a running threat at quarterback like Jefferson all year. How much of an impact, if any, will Jefferson have on the college football’s No. 1 scoring defense? TBD, but the Tide are preparing for all possible scenarios.

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14 Responses to “Duron Carter plays role of Jordan Jefferson for Tide this week”
  1. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 1:27 PM

    I’m glad Duron can contribute and feel like part of the team. Whatever his issues at Ohio State, my understanding is that he did meet his academic requirement at JUCO and all the paperwork was forwarded to the NCAA as required and by the deadline. However, they played a few games with his paperwork, short-circuiting his eligibility for this year. Bama hasn’t had any problems with him.

  2. soflatrojan says: Nov 2, 2011 1:33 PM

    If his dad wasn’t Chris Carter nobody would care. The way Saban recruits I would be shocked if he ever sees the field.

  3. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 2:02 PM

    Well, soflatrojan, he’s seeing the field in practice even though he’s not eligible to play. So if his paperwork hadn’t been screwed up, I expect he would be playing. And the way Saban recruits is to bring in the most talented athletic prospects he can find–which seems logical to me. After all, it’s his job to recruit FOOTBALL PLAYERS. And maybe that’s why so many of Alabama’s players from the last two years are now starting in the NFL. Nick Saban doesn’t give a hoot who Duron Carter’s dad is. He recruits players for what they can do on the field.

    One of our opposing coaches this year said he wished the television audience could watch the practices because our second and third teams were fantastic. But oh yes, damn Saban for recruiting top-tier athletes who actually have a chance to parlay their skills into pro careers. He should be recruiting Rudy so he can get a degree in home economics while some kid that might have a shot at a sports career stays on welfare in the ghetto. Right. That’s the holier-than-thou rule he’s supposedly breaking :roll: It’s been predetermined that only people with academic promise deserve career opportunities. People who aren’t quite as bright but are athletically gifted should be relegated to collect garbage because they scored lower on their SATs.

    The system should be about survival of the fittest–the best academians for academic programs and the best athletes for athletic programs.

  4. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 2:07 PM

    Interesting how so many people are rooting against Duron Carter getting his stuff together. So he didn’t meet the high standards Tyrell Pryor and others have set at OSU. That doesn’t mean he isn’t entitled to a second chance somewhere else. It’s ridiculous to hope the kid fails just because his father is famous.

  5. sparty13 says: Nov 2, 2011 2:20 PM

    Deb, I’m not sure soflatrojan said, or meant, 95% of what you just ranted about. I think all he is saying is that given the amount of superior talent that Saben brings in on a regular basis, even an athlete like Carter will have a difficult time getting on the field on Saturdays for the Tide. It’s obvious the kid is talented. You don’t get recruited by programs like OSU and Bama without some serious abilities, no matter who your father is. But, I don’t think anyone is refuting that.

  6. neyvit says: Nov 2, 2011 2:28 PM

    @Deb

    I don’t want to see Duron Carter fail – but saying he deserves a “second” chance is disingenuous. This is more like his 18th chance.

    I’m not actively rooting for him to fail – but I’m certainly not feeling sorry for someone who has blown chance after chance. He has been given an opportunity of a lifetime – something every kid dreams about – and he has abused it.

    I don’t think anyone is hoping for his failure. You just seem to be making this a personal matter as seen by your rather crude Pryor comment.

  7. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 3:12 PM

    @sparty13 …

    Yeah, I completely misconstrued his meaning because soflatrojan usually posts complimentary things about Nick Saban. I’ve just misread all his previous posts on Nick–the ones I’m sure you’re equally familiar with. Glad you set me straight on that.

    @neyvit …

    Crudity is telling you to kiss my … well, you get the picture. Making reference to Tyrell Pryor is straight-talk. Sorry if that bothers your delicate sensibilities. The last time something was posted on Duron Carter, the thread was filled with OSU fans saying he was a bad guy, trouble, and not worth the effort. But I’m sure they have his best interest at heart :roll:

  8. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 3:13 PM

    Ben and JT …

    I love you guys. Love love love. You have no idea. Big heart. :D

  9. soflatrojan says: Nov 2, 2011 3:43 PM

    Deb,

    Sparty was correct. I was complimenting Saban on his recruiting and the talent he brings in. I wasn’t taking a shot at him. I saw Carter play in high school and I think he is overrated.

  10. soflatrojan says: Nov 2, 2011 3:46 PM

    Deb,

    I have never questioned Saban’s ability to coach or recruit players. I think he is the best coach in CFB. The only thing I have questioned about Bama in the past is whether they run a clean program.

  11. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 3:49 PM

    soflatrojan …

    Well, you’ll have to excuse me if I didn’t catch the compliments to Saban in all those posts about whether Bama can run a clean program … coming from the USC fan. :roll:

    But thank you for the positive comments.

  12. soflatrojan says: Nov 2, 2011 3:53 PM

    Deb,

    Just because my team has been put on probation doesn’t mean I can’t have an opinion. As a Bama fan you should know that!

  13. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 3:57 PM

    Now hold on, you silly fools! You can give me all the thumbs-down you want. I collect them. But if you like coming here, you shouldn’t be thumbing down love, love, love to our lovely hosts Ben and JT. Every other post is censored on PFT. You can’t say anything provocative at all. And when I say “provocative,” I mean you Auburn fans couldn’t call that crazy loon Updyke a crazy loon. Half the time, they won’t let you make faces :shock: . And they even get nervous over Southerners saying things like, “Look here, Honey!”

    So the next time you want to make fun of Boise’s blue field or tell me I’m full of it, send a big heart to Ben and JT for having the freedom to speak your minds … however empty they may be. :D

  14. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 4:10 PM

    Yes, soflatrojan, you can have an opinion. But you have no reason to wonder whether Bama under Nick Saban can run a clean program. I can can also start pulling schools out of thin air and post speculation about whether they can run clean programs. But since there’s no reason to think those teams aren’t running clean programs, I wouldn’t post something like that every time a team or a coach’s name is mentioned. I don’t even post things like that every time Pete Carroll’s name is mentioned or every time Gene Chizik’s name is mentioned. And since Nick has never had any significant issues, I find it ridiculous that you keep posting it about Bama.

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