TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban listed three key offensive players as game-time decisions on Wednesday.
The Crimson Tide hosts the Wildcats on Saturday for homecoming. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
“From an injury standpoint, Damien (Harris) and Robert (Foster) have both practiced,” Saban said. “ArDarius (Stewart) has been running and doing some stuff. I can’t really tell you who could or who couldn’t play. I think these will all be sort of right-before-the-game decisions relative to whether these guys will be ready to go or not.”
Harris is dealing with an ankle injury suffered against Kent State this past Saturday. Stewart and Foster are both dealing with lingering knee injuries.
If Harris can’t go, freshman running back Joshua Jacobs would likely get the start. Jacobs stepped in for Harris against Kent State. He rushed for 97 yards and 2 touchdown in his first extended action of the season.
Wide receivers Cam Sim and freshman Trevon Diggs would likely step in for Stewart. Sims caught 4 passes for 54 yards in place of Stewart vs. Kent State. Diggs had 3 catches for 23 yards in the Kent State game.
“Trevon Diggs and Cam Sims did a really good job in the last game,” Saban said. “(Gehrig) Dieter is still working and doing a good job. Robert has practiced some this week. All the guys, you know who’s on the roster. They don’t fall out of the sky. We’re coaching the guys we have, they’re doing a good job. That’s our main focus and concern, the guys on our team, how can we make them better and how can they be more productive when the game comes, and they’ve been working hard to do that and we’re happy about that.”