New coach discusses Alabama football roster turnover
New Alabama football coach Calen DeBoer wasn’t ready to sound the alarm about roster turnover.
DeBoer joined The Paul Finebaum Show on SEC Network on Friday about a week after accepting the Crimson Tide coaching job, and he showed no signs of panicking despite the recent departures on the roster.
“I’ve been going through this for two years,” DeBoer said. “This was a much better situation than even the number of players that left. Just stay the course and roll up your sleeves. There’s a great group of leaders here in this program that want to keep the level of Alabama football going.” together. We want these guys who want to be here. They’re working through all the noise that’s out there. “I couldn’t be more proud of them sticking together.”
DeBoer said he saw that these players were intent on communicating and keeping things together.
“A lot of these people came here to build a legacy,” DeBoer said. “Building on a legacy and leaving a legacy as well. They’re looking at it like their job isn’t done yet. There’s unfinished business in what they’ve accomplished, whether it’s this year or years past. We’re really looking forward to joining hands as a team, as a staff and continuing to work with the people who are here.” . I really feel like we’re in a great place. We just have to stay the course.”
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Alabama saw former five-star players like Caleb Downs, Caden Proctor and Julian Signe depart in the transfer portal. Downs and Proctor were starters last season at safety and left tackle, respectively, while Saine, a quarterback, joined the Crimson Tide as an early signer in Rose Bowl practices.
“I’m really not bothered at all,” DeBoer said of the roster turnover.
A 30-day window for Alabama players to enter the transfer portal began the day Nick Saban retired. He retired nearly 10 days ago, and a few players have entered the portal since then. Other notable names include Isaiah Pond, Amari Niblack, and Trey Amos, all of whom were likely starters this season.
“It’s the world we live in now,” De Boer said. “When you have a change and a transition, there’s going to be a change in everything that is around the program. A lot of these programs are going through changes without head coaches moving on. Naturally, you would expect that to happen to some degree. We’re going to get the right people in the program, whether “Be it staff or players. This is a place that has the best facilities and the best resources in the entire country. We are able to support the great players who come here with everything we can.” “Which.”
Nick Kelly is the Alabama news writer for The Tuscaloosa News, part of the USA TODAY Network, covering Alabama football and men’s basketball. Contact him at email@example.com or follow him @_Nick Kelly On X, the social media app formerly known as Twitter.