Nick Saban likely hopes he never has another weekend like this past one at Alabama.

In a span of a little more than 24 hours, two of Saban’s players were arrested. First, in the wee hours of Saturday morning, safety Geno Smith was arrested for driving under the influence. A day later, junior college transfer Jonathan Taylor was arrested on domestic violence charges. On top of those incidents, receiver Cam Sims suffered a knee injury, possibly an ACL tear.

Saban immediately brought the hammer down and dismissed Taylor, who was at Alabama on what Saban and the administration openly referred to as a second chance. While at Georgia, Taylor had a domestic violence arrest, and he was dismissed from the team after double-cashing his meal checks.

Smith’s arrest was his second for DUI; he was arrested and charged with DUI in 2013 as well and was suspended for one game. Smith tweeted an apology on Saturday night, saying he would learn from his mistakes, but it’s clear that there’s a real problem that goes beyond the football field. While we don’t know Smith’s decision making process in getting behind the wheel, the fact that he’s a multiple-offender shows that he still has a lot to learn off the field.

While getting Smith help, counseling or rehabilitation of some sort should be paramount for Alabama, there are still on-field ramifications. Smith, a rising senior, was expected to take over as starter at free safety following the departures of Landon Collins and Nick Perry, last year’s starting safeties.

That position is now even more in question. Saban issued a statement on Sunday regarding Taylor’s dismissal, but hasn’t yet commented on Smith’s status. That’s expected after Monday’s practice. What can we expect for Smith, punishment-wise? It might be helpful to look at some prior incidents in recent years.

In 2014, Alabama had several well-noted run ins with the law. Jarran Reed was arrested for DUI last summer after transferring from junior college, but ended up playing in the season opener against West Virginia. Kenyan Drake was arrested for obstructing governmental operations after walking across a crime scene, but he too played in the opener. Same goes for Altee Tenpenny (marijuana citation, since transferred). Dillon Lee was arrested for DUI last spring and saw his role suffer all season as a result, but he remained with the team.

Former running back Dee Hart was also cited for marijuana in February of 2014. However, upon being arrested, the university sent out a release stating that Hart hadn’t been on the team since the Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma. Drake and Reed were both suspended indefinitely at the time of their incidents, but obviously remained with the team. For what it’s worth, Saban and the program took some heat for being too lenient on these players.

Saban dismissed three players from the team in 2013, including D.J. Pettway, who was allowed to transfer back to Alabama after a year at junior college, after they were arrested for burglary. That same spring, Saban handed Smith his one-game suspension.

In the last two years, Alabama has had a string of “team rules” suspensions, ranging from a quarter to a game for several players. As far as was reported, none of those players had a run in with legal authorities.

We’ll have to wait for Monday to hear Saban’s take on Smith’s arrest. However, as this is his second DUI arrest, you can almost certainly expect a sterner punishment than his one-game suspension from 2013, and a dismissal isn’t off the table, even as the legal system plays itself out.

The depth chart at safety is now a bigger concern than before. Jabriel Washington and Hootie Jones are now both frontrunners to lock down jobs, while freshmen early enrollees Ronnie Harrison and Deionte Thompson could be counted on for bigger roles.

At defensive tackle, Taylor was a bit of a luxury item for the Crimson Tide. While he would have been an excellent fit at nose tackle, Alabama still returns nearly its entire defensive line rotation from a year ago, so they weren’t exactly hurting for contributors up front.

Alabama isn’t unique in having its players involved in off-field incidents, although most don’t get hit with arrests back-to-back like the Crimson Tide did over the weekend. The next step is sorting out Smith’s punishment, as well as getting him whatever help he needs away from football. Then the Tide can start worrying about the depth chart.