Alabama linebacker Keith Holcombe’s football destiny stays in doubt

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala.  — A final preference hasn’t been done yet, though University of Alabama manager Nick Saban isn’t counting on linebacker Keith Holcombe to lapse for his comparison season.

Holcombe has been personification both ball and football for a Crimson Tide, though has been focussing only on ball given a National Championship Game.

“When we had a final review he was flattering most set on perplexing to play baseball,” Saban pronounced Thursday morning, though combined that he designed to speak with him again soon.

“I consider he could indeed come behind and play another year of ball should he select to do that.”

As a unchanging starter for a ball group final season, Holcombe was third on a Crimson Tide in hits with 51. He batted .290 with dual home runs and 6 stolen bases.

Holcombe also played in 14 football games in a tumble with 3 starts. He was credited with 38 tackles including 11 on special teams.

His two-sport prolongation is even some-more conspicuous deliberation that Holcombe has type 1 diabetes, that requires consistent monitoring, and they need him to have really opposite diets.

He skipped open football practices with Saban’s blessing. Junior Mack Wilson and sophomore Dylan Moses seem staid to take over a starting jobs, though there are vital doubt outlines behind them.

Junior Joshua McMillon and redshirt beginner Markail Benton were second group during a spring. Sophomore VanDarius Cowan was dangling for a start of open and subsequently worked with a third team.

“I’m not gentle during any position on a group relations to a abyss that we have,” Saban said. “I wish that we had some-more depth. we wish that we had some-more players. we wish some-more guys could contribute. Regardless of that business we will try and rise and create, whatever we have to do to try and rise a abyss during any position on a team. If it involves relocating players, or perplexing to raise a rise of younger players, than that’s what we’re do.”

Saban done a criticism before personification in his annual Nick’s Kids Golf Tournament, a fundraiser at Old Overton Golf Club.

Holcombe was not comparison in this week Major League Baseball draft. In 2014, he picked in a 37th turn by a Arizona Diamondbacks after being a core fielder and pitcher during Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa.

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Keith Holcombe’s initial 16 at-bats this season: 10 hits, a double, triple and home run, and 9 RBI. UA Athletics/courtesy.







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