Nick Saban discussed the impact of Justin Eboigbe’s injury on his team in 2022.

Eboigbe had been one of the best run-stuffers in college football. Unfortunately, Eboigbe suffered a neck injury in Week 4 against Vanderbilt and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Before the injury, Eboigbe collected 11 tackles and 0.5 TFLs in 4 games.

“I think losing Justin Eboigbe was a big loss for us because he was an experienced player and a very good defensive lineman that allowed us to roll more players inside,” Saban said on his radio show on Thursday. “We need to stop the run better so we can create more positive situations.”

Eboigbe’s injury has forced Tim Smith and Jamil Burroughs into larger roles in 2022. Even without Eboigbe, the Tide still sport the 11th-best defense against the run.

The Tide travel to Mississippi to play Ole Miss in Week 11, who sport one of the best rushing attacks in the country.