Alabama football: Nick Saban explains reasoning behind not signing quarterback this year
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Alabama coach also addresses shortfall of DL recruits
One of the big of question marks behind Alabama’s 2018 recruiting class was the quarterback position. The Crimson Tide did not sign a quarterback. Coach Nick Saban went after a couple of recruits, including Brock Purdy and Tanner McKee, but they decided to go elsewhere. After Signing Day concluded, Saban explained why Alabama did not sign a player at that position and talked about the defensive line class.
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In other headlines …
- Five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. talked about the phone call he had to make to LSU before choosing Alabama.
- Alabama softball opened its season with a win at South Alabama.
Still making changes
Alabama finalized its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday, but many signs point to the team not being done with its roster. The size of Alabama’s roster indicates that Saban may look to add more players in one way or another. Our own Christopher Walsh broke down this subject.
Alabama loses another assistant coach
Basically all of Alabama’s staff has decided to go elsewhere this offseason. The Crimson Tide lost two coordinators and multiple staff members. On Thursday, it lost another. Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar will leave Alabama to take the same position with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dunbar was in the NFL before heading to Alabama, so his departure doesn’t come as much of a shock.
Around the Capstone
- Cobie Vance of Alabama baseball earned preseason All-SEC honors.
- Alabama women’s basketball lost to South Carolina, 79-66, at home.
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