Monday afternoon, University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban began formal preparations for Saturday night’s match-up against #3 ranked Florida State Seminoles at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. During his press conference, Saban informed the media about defensive lineman Raekwon Davis. Davis is recovering from a minor gunshot wound he suffered early Sunday morning outside of Bar 17 in Tuscaloosa, was not present at today’s practice.
“What his status is moving forward will be a medical decision, not something we can really comment on here,” Saban said Monday. “We’re still gathering information. It doesn’t seem like our players were guilty of anything other than being out late, which doesn’t make me happy. But it is what it is. He is released from the hospital. He’s here (and) he’s getting treatment.”
Also, starting quarterback Jalen Hurts updated everyone regarding the status of his family as his hometown of Houston, Texas has been ravaged by catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
“Yeah, it’s crazy,” Hurts said. “It’s a blessing for me because my house hasn’t really been damaged, my street hasn’t really had a lot of flooding, but everything around it is pretty bad. Woodforest and Beltway Eight and all that, just a lot going on. But my family is good and that’s a blessing.”
With the big game just a few days away, Hurts is lauded for his calm demeanor under duress. Certainly, he has remained unflappable in the eye of the storm. He admitted to assembled media he isn’t sure if his parents will arrive in Atlanta in time to watch him play.
“We’ll see,” Hurts said. “I’d rather them be safe than come to my game, they can watch it on TV, they have electricity.”
Check out Monday’s Nick Saban press conference in full below!