Following surgery, and the necessary rehab, Black “quietly” returned to the practice field in early November. Adorning a black non-contact jersey, Black’s return was nothing more than a “feel good” footnote that dotted the end of most every practice report. While Black was indeed back on the field, Tide fans would have to wait until September of 2013 to see him in “real game” action.
And then everything changed…
While the season-ending knee injury to DeAndrew White (in late September) was a big loss, it wasn’t a critical loss. The Crimson Tide continued on with the core group of Amari Cooper, Kenny Bell, Christion Jones, and Kevin Norwood. However, in the second quarter of the contest with
When the Tide took the field Monday afternoon, in preparation for
While participating in Saturday’s contest will dissolve his redshirt and reduce his entire freshman season to a mere two games, if the proper channels grant approval, and Black can make a positive impact, then he will most likely play. The Crimson Tide have an “ace in the hole” in respect to Black. Logic would suggest that
If Chris Black plays a vital role in an