Alabama Losing A Star Indefinitely, Nick Saban Preparing Plan B
Alabama is a losing a star indefinitely, now Nick Saban is preparing for Plan B.
While speaking to the media on Wednesday, Saban acknowledged that star linebacker Dylan Moses needs to undergo knee surgery and will be out indefinitely.
Moses reportedly tore his ACL on Tuesday night during a practice session and will miss the entire 2019 season.
Aside from Tua Tagovailoa, Moses was probably the most important player on the Crimson Tide roster. Between his experience and his skill set, the 6 foot 3, 235 pound star was widely considered to be one of the best linebackers in the nation.
Moses was picked unanimously on CBS Sports’ preseason All-American team and was a first-team pick on the Associated Press All-America team.
Due to his ability to play both inside linebacker and outside linebacker, many expected Moses to build on an impressive 2018 campaign that saw him rack up 86 tackles.
This marks the second time in his career that Moses has gone down with a big injury. He previously missed the College Football Playoff during his freshman season with a foot injury.
Moses’ injury also makes him the second Crimson Tide linebacker to go down this summer. Earlier this month, senior Josh McMillan went down with a season-ending knee injury.
Alabama will also enter their showdown against Duke down linebacker Terrell Lewis, who will be serving a suspension.
So who will Saban’s Plan B be in light of Moses’ injury? Freshman Shane Lee, according to the head coach himself.
Will the youngster be able to fill those big shoes? We will find out soon enough.
Alabama begins its season this weekend against Duke.