The Alabama Crimson Tide will play West Virginia without the services of senior linebacker Trey Depriest. Depriest is out due to a minor NCAA infraction. Nick Saban announced the news during his Wednesday press conference with the media.
Depriest has been hampered by a knee injury suffered during fall camp, and never full recovered. That paved the way for linebackers Reggie Ragland, Reuben Foster, Shon Dion-Hamilton and Dillion Lee to split reps. Ragland and Foster will get the start Saturday, while Dion-Hamilton and Lee will serve as backups.