"Even if it is done, we would put a plan into action and try to work him into shape. He probably wouldn't have a lot of opportunity in this game. We would try to use this week to help him implement into what he needs to as a football player to try to get ready for some time down the road. Maybe a week or so from now, he could be a guy that could work his way into something if he performs well."
That's part of Coach Saban's statement at his presser today speaking of Duron Carter. This was obviously before he was sure that Duron would be able to practice today. I'm wondering what everybody thinks his impact on the receiving corps will be this season. If you had asked me during the summer, I would have said that he would definitely be a starter and would have a chance to be our best receiver. Now, I'm not so sure - It is difficult to pick up the offense so quickly , though I'm fairly certain that he has had a playbook for a while now and I know that he participated with the quarterbacks and other receivers in passing drills this summer. We sure could use somebody with that big physical presence that Julio brought us for the last few years, and I was rather counting on Duron to bring that to the table. I tend to think that it will take him 3-5 games to get to a point where he can be counted on to know where to be, and for he and the quarterbacks to get on the same page. What do y'all think?
What are your expectations for Duron Carter this season?
He will contribute at Penn State, and be one of our top receivers (215 votes)
It will take him a few games, but once he gets going he will be one of our top receivers (411 votes)
He will take more than half the season to become effective (168 votes)
It is just too hard for him to come in with no camp and contribute this season (34 votes)
828 total votes