The Alabama Crimson Tide is already down two linebackers heading into the 2018 season. On Saturday, Nick Saban announced that Chris Allen is out for the season. This news comes on the heels of losing another linebacker, Terrell Lewis, to a torn ACL in the off-season. Also, Right Tackle Matt Womack is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a foot injury.
Nick Saban said OLB Chris Allen is likely out for the season after suffering a knee injury.— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) August 18, 2018
Alabama is already without Terrell Lewis (knee).
Saban said the team is too thin at both inside and outside linebacker to move players around.
Many expect the Tide to maintain their position as the #1 ranked team in the nation, but Nick Saban is of course quick to provide his insight on the situation.
"“You all just think that every time something happens, we just s— another player…”, Nick Saban said.
Personally, I don't think that's exactly how it works. I do however think that Alabama will find a way to fight through this adversity, and I wouldn't bet against them being in the College Football Playoff.