Nick Saban announced linebacker Trey DePriest won't play in Alabama's opener against West Virginia due to an NCAA infraction.
AJ McCarron won another national title. Johnny Manziel won a Heisman Trophy. These things matter not to SEC coaches, as they named Georgia's Aaron Murray to their preseason All-SEC team.
Nine Crimson Tide players were selected in 2012 - the most from Alabama since 1945. With such a loss, it might seem a logical time to predict a Tide change. Unfortunately for fans of every other program in college football, the talent at Alabama is hardly ebbing.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was named the first-team quarterback on the Preseason All-SEC team, as picked by the media.
Nick Saban announced that junior linebacker Trey DePriest fractured his foot in a scrimmage and will miss the rest of spring practice.

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