Uncovering Nick Saban's Top 10 Transfer Portal Losses at Alabama

As with any school, Nick Saban was no different losing players to the transfer portal during his time at Alabama. In this article. I identify the top 10 transfer portal losses and where they are now.
Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara (6) in action
Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara (6) in action / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Alabama football has been on atop the college football mountain the last few decades under recently retired head coach Nick Saban.

While the team seems to be off to a strong start in the preseason under new head coach Kalen DeBoer after losing in the college football semifinal Rose Bowl to Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines, Saban will be talked about for decades due to his success in Tuscaloosa.

Since his arrival in 2007, Saban has had downs like any other coach despite his success however. Downs can be seen as losing college football playoff games, key injuries and much more. Off the field, one thing that coaches constantly have to manage is their roster.

With incoming high school, junior college and transfer portal recruiting being a year round job, its inevitable that some players slip through the cracks.

Here are the Top Ten Transfers that Left Alabama and Hurt Them the Most

Dee Liner (Defensive End)

Liner was a four star defensive line recruit from the class of 2013 who appeared in only two games during his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa before transferring to Arkansas State. During his time with the Red Wolves he recorded 58 tackles.

While his production never amounted to much at either school, he was quite the coveted in-state recruit at the time out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

After spending part of the 2018 season with the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL, Liner was signed by the San Diego Chargers in August 2019 and released a month later.

Tyren Jones (Running Back)

For a freshman, Jones played quite a big at the running back position for the Tide carrying the ball 36 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns. While mostly seeing time when the game was already decided, Jones looked the part early on. Off the field issues cost Jones at Alabama.

After playing for Hutchison Community College in 2016, Jones would have more legal troubles which kept him from being a part of the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2017 where he was projected to be as his next stop.