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Ex-'Bama WR Chris Black Says Tide Coaches "Never Really Gave Me A Chance" To Return From Injury

Wide receiver Chris Black was projected to be key piece of Alabama's offense in 2015 after catching 15 passes for 188 yards as a red-shirt sophomore in 2014. However, a pre-season ankle injury derailed those plans, and Black recorded only a pair of receptions over six games before having season-ending surgery. 

Last month, he announced his intentions to transfer and play his final season of college football elsewhere. 

Now, Black is looking for his next destination, but he still seems to harbor some regrets on how things worked out in Tuscaloosa. In an interview with, Black said he felt "like I've been caged for these past three years" and asserted that the Alabama coaching staff didn't give him enough of a chance to get back into the mix after his injury.

“I always felt like the system didn’t fit my type of skill set,” Black told GN contributor John Acree.


“They never really gave me a chance to make it back into it,” he said.

It's unfortunate for Black that things didn't click with the Crimson Tide but he has a year to recapture some of what made him an elite recruit coming out of high school in 2012.

Hopefully he finds a good spot for himself. 

[ SEC Country ]