Alabama Football: Wide receiver Carter status unchanged, Tide glad to get Hanks back

There is no new information on wide receiver Duron Carter. The Alabama football player is not yet eligible to participate in games, but could be eligible as soon as proper documentation on his academic status is delivered to Alabama. At his Monday press conference, Alabama football Coach Nick Saban said there was nothing new to report on the situation.

“I don’t have anything else to report on Duron Carter, so you don’t even need to ask,” Nick Saban said. “You will be the first ones to know when we get the information or if we get the information or when we get the information or however you want to say that.”

Saban said if the school had received the necessary paperwork on Carter on Saturday morning, “He could have come up and played in the game.”

On a brighter note for the football team, Alabama’s coaching staff is happy to get wide receiver Darius Hanks back.

“It will be good to get Darius Hanks back,” Saban said.

Hanks sat out the first two games to regain additional eligibility.

“(Hanks) gives us an explosive receiver on offense with experience,” Alabama’s football coach said.

Saban gave the Alabama receiving corps high marks for improvement since the start of the season.

“Kevin Norwood played better. Kenny Bell played better. DeAndrew White played better,” Saban said. “They all played better from first week to second week. Hopefully this experience they have all gotten will help them continue to gain confidence and improve as we go through the year.”