Transferring Tide receiver critical of Nick Saban, Alabama
You can’t argue with Alabama’s formula for success. Unless you don’t fit the formula.
Receiver Chris Black, who transferred from the school back in December, gave some insight as to why he decided to leave the eventual national champions.
According to Gridiron Now, Black said his next destination would hopefully be a school “that knows how to utilize a slot guy.”
“I always felt like the system didn’t fit my type of skill set,” Black said. “I feel like I’ve been caged for these past three years. Now, I’m ready to break out.”
Black announced his intent to transfer back on Dec. 7, just two days after Alabama’s 29-15 win against Florida in the SEC Championship Game.
He only saw action in six games this past season, catching 2 passes for 23 yards, all of which came against Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 26. Black’s playing time was limited due to the emergence of freshman phenom Calvin Ridley as well as ArDarius Stewart.
Injuries also played a factor in Black’s playing time in 2015. He eventually had ankle surgery back in mid-November, which ended his season. However, Black says prior to that, the team didn’t consider adding him to the mix.
“They never really gave me a chance to make it back into it,” he said.
Black was a four-star prospect out of Jacksonville, Fla., in 2012.