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Posted on: June 28, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Safety Green latest roster casualty at Alabama

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Another player has departed the Alabama roster, Nick Saban announced today, but this one doesn't come as anything of a surprise.

Senior safety Robby Green was officially dismissed by the Crimson Tide this afternoon, ending a tumultuous career that saw the New Orleans product start six games as a sophomore but then miss the entire 2010 season through NCAA suspension. After being suspended again (this time by Saban himself) this past spring, few expected Green to ever see the field again for the Tide; today's announcement simply made those expectations official.

With only one year of eligibility remaining -- his missed season through suspension does not count as a redshirt -- Green may be forced to transfer outside the FBS to continue his playing career.

Saban also announced that two players, redshirt freshman receiver Keiwone Malone and redshirt sophomore defensive end Darrington Sentimore, had been suspended indefinitely for the ubiquitous "violation of team rules." The Tuscaloosa News reported last week that Sentimore was already exploring transfer options and would be leaving the roster shortly.

Green is the fifth Alabama player to officially depart the Tide program this offseason (following B.J. Scott, Corey Grant, Demetrius Goode and Petey Smith), with Sentimore and fellow defensive lineman Brandon Moore (widely expected to be transferring to community college) likely the sixth and seventh. More could be on the way, too; based on the class-by-class breakdown of the Tide's roster here, Alabama may still have as many as 89 scholarship players* before expected medical redshirts for players like Kerry Murphy and Kendall Kelly.

*18 seniors, 17 juniors, 20 sophomores, 13 redshirt freshmen and 21 true freshmen, assuming Moore and Sentimore are gone and the original post is accurate.

Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:55 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Report: DL Sentimore to be sixth Tide transfer

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Another Alabama Crimson Tide player is reportedly looking for a way out of Tuscaloosa.

According to the Tuscaloosa News, defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore is "exploring transfer options" for reasons that currently "remain unclear" but could be related to a disciplinary issue. Though his ultimate destination still seems far from being made official, Sentimore is believed to be considering Miami, according to the News source.

Sentimore's decision comes as something of a surprise given the expectations for his 2011 season.

A redshirt sophomore out of Norco, La., Sentimore earned playing time in 11 games in 2010 for the Tide's stacked-as-usual defensive line, recording nine tackles and four quarterback hurries. He then enjoyed a productive spring, earning praise from Nick Saban and posting a QB hurry and half-tackle-for-loss in the Tide spring game.

Though not apparently first-in-line to start this fall, Sentimore was expected to be an important part of the Tide's three-man defensive line rotation, with an eye toward challenging for that starting role in 2012.

Assuming the report is accurate, though, that challenge will have to come on some other team's roster.

Sentimore is now the sixth player to leave the Tide program since the end of the 2010 season, following in the footsteps of Brandon Moore, Corey Grant, Demetrius Goode, B.J. Scott and Petey Smith.

Though it's debatable exactly how much impact Saban's habit of oversigning has on the flood of departures -- and Saban himself will be happy to debate you -- until his program stops its pattern of signing several players past the 85-scholarship limit and then spending a long summer suffering transfers, dismissals and medical scholarships, the topic likely isn't going away, new SEC legislation or not.

 
 
 
 
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