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Ex-Tide RB Dee Hart says he’s headed to Colo. St.

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A few months after being “parting ways” with Alabama, Dee Hart apparently found a new football home.  And, when he gets there, he’ll find a very familiar face.

In a text message Wednesday, Dee Hart confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that he is in the process of transferring to Colorado State.  The Rams’s head coach is Jim McElwain, who was Alabama’s offensive coordinator when the running back signed with the Tide in 2011.

Because Hart has already graduated from UA, he’s expected to be eligible to play for CSU immediately in 2014.

Hart was a touted five-star member of the Tide’s 2011 recruiting class, rated as the No. 1 running back in the country.  The paper talent never translated to the field in Tuscaloosa as Hart’s career totals are just 43 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown.

In February of this year, Hart was arrested and charged with giving false information and possession of marijuana. It was revealed at that time that Hart hadn’t been a part of the team since shortly after the Tide’s Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma.

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8 Responses to “Ex-Tide RB Dee Hart says he’s headed to Colo. St.”
  1. tideman1 says: Jul 31, 2014 8:15 AM

    Good Luck Kid.
    Stay out of trouble and hit the line hard

  2. mbuonpa says: Jul 31, 2014 8:57 AM

    It’s a natural fit, what with pot being legal in Colorado…

  3. gradysez2014 says: Jul 31, 2014 9:02 AM

    Colorado would seem to be a custom fit for a guy with DH’s colorful habits . Teaming with Coach McElwain should also be familiar territory . Hope he does well there………….

  4. v2the4 says: Jul 31, 2014 9:09 AM

    no one questions Dee Hart talent…had he not gotten injured, he would have been in the rotation with Eddie Lacy and TJ Yeldon for carries….unfortunately, injuries happen, and he had two devastating knee injuries that derailed his career. the good thing in all of this is that he continued his studies and earned his degree… many young men his age would have continued on that process?

    now, he will have to stay clean…even though Colorado has legalized marijuana, its not legal for NCAA athletes or NFL players to use…McElwain knows what he can do on the field, and he should be the feature back up in Colorado Springs this season..he will have what amounts to a 2nd chance to prove to the nfl scouts that he can play a full season and stay healthy…here’s hoping that he does.

    good luck to him

  5. comfortablynumb714 says: Jul 31, 2014 9:19 AM

    My Buddy DEE HART…Great Kid! Made some mistakes, but that Has been Fixed! VERY SMART GUY!
    Colorado State, is a proven playing forum for Dr. Phillips High School Football Players!


    Love Ya Kid!

    Bri’s Ex Stepfather

  6. rolltide510 says: Jul 31, 2014 11:40 AM

    If his knees hold up this could be pretty fun to watch.

  7. packerbadger says: Jul 31, 2014 1:36 PM

    Kid decided he wanted to go and get a real education. Much, much prettier out there with the mountains compared to the kraphole swamp of Alabumpkin’! People out there are much more normal and have other things to do other than follow college football; and not 70 years behind the times. Plus, he won’t have to constantly listen to people keep on fighting the Civil War…

  8. usscushing says: Aug 1, 2014 5:40 AM

    Colorado State is in Fort Collins not Colorado Springs and Colorado State is not getting a game changer to the program he is in a holding pattern till the NFL draft comes around again.

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