Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Calling all Linebackers



Well Bama nation, it appears that the Crimson Tide has lost/is going to lose yet another player. Bamaonline.com reported this morning that Zeke has requested to be released from the University of Alabama. The request comes after Knight was hospitalized this winter and led through a series of heart-related test. Doctors believed the ailment was due to a previous surgery to correct a heart mummer, but no prognosis has been announced. After being sidlined for most of the 2006 season because of his heart issues, Knight had a strong 2007 season where he recorded 64 tackles and 3 sacks.

Knight believes that he still has at least one year of football left and wishes to transfer to a small school because UA doctors are skeptical and are currently holding him out of physical activity. It is believed that Knight is possibly looking to go play at Jacksonville State University or at Faulkner University in Montgomery. Knight will stay on scholarship at UA until he graduates in August, then looks to transfer and cash in his last year of eligibility.
This is a huge blow to the Crimson Tide football team after losing as promising star in Jimmy Johns earlier this summer and Prince Hall earlier in the year. Currently the Tide is down to only 1 return starter in their Linebacker Corps. The reinstatement of Prince Hall is still speculative, but looks to grow every week as another player leaves or is kicked off the team. The only positive that can come out of these lost players is that the Tide is 1 scholarship away from being able to enroll the entire 2008 recruiting class per the NCAA limit of 85.

7 Comments:

At July 16, 2008 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Andy said...

Maybe Julio Jones can play linebacker and Wide receiver.

 
At July 16, 2008 at 3:20 PM , Blogger Tommy said...

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At July 16, 2008 at 3:49 PM , Blogger Andy said...

Me?

 
At July 16, 2008 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Tommy said...

No Jeremiah

 
At July 16, 2008 at 7:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At July 16, 2008 at 9:22 PM , Blogger Andy said...

Who is "anonymous?"

 
At July 17, 2008 at 10:58 AM , Anonymous Jeremiah said...

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