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Nick Saban names replacements for WR DeAndrew White

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The Alabama Crimson Tide will be without the services of senior wide receiver DeAndrew White for at least a week or two due to a “little separated shoulder.”

In order to replace White, Alabama head coach Nick Saban will rely on three receivers to fill the void.

“On the WR rotation without DeAndrew White: Chris Black will see more time. ArDarius Stewert will also see some time and Christion Jones can slide over to play that spot,” Al.com‘s Michael Casagrande relayed during Nick Saban’s Wednesday press conference.

Prior to his injury, White had six receptions for 73 yards against the West Virginia Mountaineers. White and Amari Cooper were the only receivers on Alabama’s roster to have more than three receptions during the game. Black, Stewart and Jones combined to make four receptions.

Black, in particular, should see more playing time Saturday against the Florida Atlantic Owls.

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14 Responses to “Nick Saban names replacements for WR DeAndrew White”
  1. dcroz says: Sep 3, 2014 8:33 PM

    See, we’re progressive here in the South. A Black just took over from a White.

  2. barkleyblows says: Sep 3, 2014 8:43 PM

    Racist douche bag.

  3. dcroz says: Sep 3, 2014 8:46 PM

    You obviously are too stupid to understand the joke.

  4. jec332 says: Sep 3, 2014 9:07 PM

    Another weak showing from Bama and they need to drop considerably in the rankings. They have no business in the top 5 after struggling to beat a WVU team that finished 4-8 last season.

  5. aajayunlimited says: Sep 3, 2014 11:46 PM

    That’s generally the way it works; if you’re in the top 5, you pretty much stay where you are until you lose or it becomes a trend. It may also happen with a couple of near losses to bad teams. Don’t press the panic button just yet. Alabama still has 5 cards to play; with the defense possibly reeling against spread teams, their Oline has to excel. If they can, then Alabama has a chance to beat anybody–including FSU, AU, UO, Stanford, UCLA, UGA, and the unexpected rogues gallery that shows up every year. If not, then Alabama could have the worst season in Alabama since Saban’s first year in T-town. My opinion.

  6. aajayunlimited says: Sep 3, 2014 11:53 PM

    |That’s generally the way it works; if you’re in the top 5, you pretty much stay where you are until you lose or it becomes a trend. It may also happen with a couple of near losses to bad teams. Don’t press the panic button just yet. Alabama still has 5 cards to play; with the defense possibly reeling against spread teams, their Oline has to excel. If they can, then Alabama has a chance to beat anybody–including FSU, AU, UO, Stanford, UCLA, UGA, and the unexpected rogues gallery that shows up every year. If not, then Alabama could have the worst season in Alabama since Saban’s first year in T-town. My opinion.

  7. bamamanchip says: Sep 4, 2014 1:09 AM

    No Panic Button needed check the record Saban and Kirby always finish the season with the top or one of the top 5 defenses in the nation and they always start kinda slow and gel together after a few games so look for no chance.. I predict Bama will have the best D in the nation oh and BTW stopping these hunh teams too, so bring it on … The only thing I see is finding the QB or QB’s that will give us the deep ball threat bc we will need that against some of these stronger teams bc they will shut down the short pass and stack the box slowing our running backs down so we will need the deep ball threat so a two QB system may be in store because Sims has a place on this team but with design plays and in certain games and/or game situations and Sims should step up and tell them that cause he knows that Coker can be the other guy they must have to put them in the best position to win another title, and that’s a team goal … RTR!!!

  8. dhardy8207 says: Sep 4, 2014 8:39 AM

    jec332 says:Sep 3, 2014 9:07 PM

    Another weak showing from Bama and they need to drop considerably in the rankings. They have no business in the top 5 after struggling to beat a WVU team that finished 4-8 last season.

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    Really??

    That’s a broad statement considering FSU struggled in the firsts half of their season opener. Winston made mistakes (throwing and interception) that were uncharacteristic for him last season. LSU almost lost that game, had to pull it off in the fourth quarter. Both teams were behind at some point in the game. The only time BAMA was behind to WVU is in the first quarter when they won the toss therefore able to field their offense first. Mind you BAMA stopped them within the 10 yard line and forced them to settle for a field goal.

    Yes, I already know your response will be blaming the refs “that were paid by Saban/ESPN” however do keep in mind those were refs being paid to call that game by the ACC…

  9. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 4, 2014 11:10 AM

    bamamanchip says:
    Sep 4, 2014 1:09 AM

    I predict Bama will have the best D in the nation oh and BTW stopping these hunh teams too, so bring it on …
    _____________________________

    Because they’ve had so much success against HUNH teams in the past?

    There’s a reason Saban wants to outlaw the HUNH…. it’s his Achilles heel. In ’12 the Aggies beat him with it, in ’13 if the Aggies didn’t have a joke of a defense they would have done it again, and then later in the year the Tigers did beat him with it.

    Bama will have a top 5 defense but teams are starting to figure out that you can’t beat Bama playing traditional football. They will kill you in the trenches on both sides. You have to spread them out and tire them out.

  10. dhardy8207 says: Sep 4, 2014 12:10 PM

    ^^^
    8to80texansblog;

    Saban knows the rules aren’t going to change in regards to the HUNH, so he has taken the alternate route of looking for BIG lineman but also fast lineman. Every defensive lineman he has recruited for this season and next are quicker than those he’s gone after in the past. He did an interview on ESPN and with him were Steve Spurrier and Muschamp on the panel of coaches and he talked about seeking out big but fast lineman to withstand the HUNH.

  11. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 4, 2014 12:38 PM

    It’s an inflection point really. Either you stay with doing what you’ve been doing, which is get big strong trench guys who can dominate a line, or faster, lighter guys who can handle the pace. There are very few of the guys who can do both, especially for 99 snaps.

    I mean Bama is pretty much the standard in CFB right now and SEC teams are designing systems to try to beat Bama because they know the SEC W flows through Bama. You want to win the division… you gotta beat Bama.

  12. aajayunlimited says: Sep 4, 2014 11:29 PM

    I’ve almost given up on them trying to stop good spread teams with the 3-4; they have to have almost perfect players within the 3-4; the last time they had these players in some combination: Cody, Jesse(Aussie can’t remember his last name), Dareus, Upshaw, McClain, Hightower, and Mosley. They stopped it with those combination of players(’09-’11–Newton even struggled for a while against Alabama–plus Alabama made mistakes in the 2nd half). Those kinds of players are rare. You can have 4 or 5 star recruits at every position, but still lose some ability/instinct that those players had across the board. When this happens, the 3-4 is not as good against the spread. I’m saying that it was fool’s gold. The coaching staff thought that they were great against any offense, when really they have the same schematic problems as Belichick. Belichick struggled with the 1-dimensional wildcat VS. Miami; remember that? The 3-4 puts serious strain on your secondary, because the LBs may be faster and more agile(but lack the physicality that D-linemen have and D-linemen can have pretty good agility). The physicality upfront is more important than speed and agility when stopping a spread offense. Plus, your secondary will, too, struggle, because(when the other 2 levels are overwhelmed) they cannot cover adequately.

    All the specificity with spread offense seems to be to deceive you into thinking you must have faster players to stop it, but–in actuality–the plays take a good deal of time from play start to play end. Normal plays don’t require a player to go across the field to get the play going; they only snap the ball and quickly PA; quickly run the ball; or drop back and throw it. LSU and UF get it, whether it’s intentional or not. You’ll have an easier time stopping the spread–if you can be physical upfront(and really be successful if you can get into position up the backfield). If you can blitz 1 and disrupt it, then you have the run under control. Now, they become predictable and once the play starts, its plays(esp. most of the passing plays) take longer to run than traditional plays. Look at LSU VS. A&M or AU. That’s the easiest way to do it, but Alabama isn’t and so I don’t hold much confidence that has found real gold yet(learned its lesson). Their defense may be right if those players are close to the old ones. That’s rare. So, Alabama had better bring with the Oline.

  13. roltyd says: Sep 5, 2014 4:28 PM

    Alex Scarborough = smarta$$

    Say anything to draw attention to your sad effort behind the screen.

  14. roltyd says: Sep 5, 2014 4:36 PM

    Chris Black is more than capable of stepping in and making an instant impact. There are others as well than just Stewart and Jones.

    CNS never let’s you in on the big picture, so why react like Alex the douche above? Throw those darts, Scar.

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