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playing or not????
I say play him and see what happens.
What is the opinion of the board?
I'm not sold that that decision has been made yet. I think you'll see him dressed and if after the first quarter our coaches think we're having a hard time taking the top off the defense then you will see him. Otherwise I think they save the redshirt.
I say sit him down and talk to him. Make sure he knows all the particulars, which I'm sure he does. See what "he" really wants to do. I know I'd trade a year of my college career for a shot at the SEC/BCS Championship. I don't know the kid but I'd guess he feels the same way. My only reservation would be, how much of a difference does him playing really make. I realize how good he is, but there's got to be some rust issues. I think we win either way, Roll Tide!
Coach said in the presser this week than he's talked to him and his family. I think he will play him if he believes its necessary. Its not like the kid is going to last 5 years at the college level if he's that good anyway. And think about it, would you offer a year of eligibility to help your team win the SEC and play for a NC? No brainer. You come out a hero no matter what.
it's a hard decision. I think he plays. But I will feel sorry for him if he plays and we lose. Then he loses his redshirt and no real good comes from it. If he plays and we win then its well worth the redshirt. If he doesn't play and we win, we will still have the same question in the NC game. Is it worth a game to lose redshirt. yes if you win, no if you lose.
I guarantee you ga's coaches have spent time watching cb's hs footage. They know he's good enough to demand attention. Putting him in the game will disrupt Georgia's defense to some degree. In that way, he's already had an affect on their gameplay, whether he catches a pass or not.
1960 Les Paul
He will be dressed on the sidelines tomorrow.
Whether he actually gets on the field, we shall see....But to the above poster, everyone has sat down and talked about all the variables to this. His family it seems was very involved in the decision so for us fans....all we need to do is cheer the kid should he make it into the game. Hope he has a great time regardless and if that involves playing time - awesome for Chris Black 5.
Beat the dawgs!
I'm down with whatever joint decision the staff and he and his family made. If I were his parent, I might have a few reservations about it, primarily because while he's explosive, he's not the prototypical NFL size for a receiver, so it's not likely he'll want to leave early. If, say late in his career, he's not going to get drafted, that extra year might help him with a post-graduate degree.
I know that's a drawn out hypothetical, but it's one worth considering. Again, I have no problem with it, but it would be different with a guy like Yeldon, who is likely 3 and done whether he plays the first year or not.
Saban basically said on Wednesday that he's playing. Suggest you go back and see the story that we posted.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
Here's the link: http://alabama.247sports.com/Article/Alabama-receiver-Black-aims-to-ditch-redshirt-for-SEC-title-game-104035
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