Why Dismissed Alabama Football OT Isn’t a Big Deal

Alabama football Coach Nick Saban announced on Thursday that JUCO transfer Charles Baldwin has been dismissed from the team.

It’s not as big of a deal as some may think.

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It’s the Alabama fan way. I’m guilty of it myself. When you see “dismissed” and an Alabama football player, we automatically think the same thing. It never fails.

On Thursday, Coach Saban announced that former five-star Charles Baldwin had been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.

One sentence from the head coach ended his football career in Tuscaloosa. “Charles Baldwin has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules,” the statement read. Short and sweet. I would not expect anything less.

Saban had made comments about Baldwin this spring on how he wasn’t buying in to things and that he would need some work to be able to contribute.

Now you see why losing a five-star may not be such a bad thing. Here is the other reason. Freshman offensive tackle Jonah Williams is doing much better than expected in his short time at The Capstone.

The young stand-out spent time practicing at the left tackle spot in place of injured starter Cam Robinson. From all accounts, he has been impressive during his first practices with the team and still has some time to develop a bit more before the season starts.

Everyone back off the ledge. Alabama will be fine. It’s always been that way for the past few seasons.