July 6th, 2011 at 10:11 PM ^

I've been through something similar before and it sucks. I imagine he's having some teary, sleepless nights these days and I feel for him. Best of luck, Dee, don't let it get you down man.


July 6th, 2011 at 10:21 PM ^

I wish he would have come here but damn.  Wishing he would have signed to play at Michigan is one thing but being happy about his misfortune is out of bounds.  He's a kid doing what he thought was best for him and his family.  A little more class is warranted. 


July 6th, 2011 at 10:25 PM ^

Love Dee, Love his mom and her attention to her son as well.


Feel bad for the injury, hopefully Sabanland takes care of him and he comes back strong.


~ Chet (not really)


July 6th, 2011 at 10:28 PM ^

Terrible news. It's unfortunate because he did his work in the classroom so he could enroll early and now wont reap the benefits. Luckily it's before the season and he should be able to keep all four years of eligibility. This kid has an immense amount of talent and it's encouraging to see that he has a really good attitude about it.


July 6th, 2011 at 10:30 PM ^

to Dee Hart and his family on this sad occasion.  Hopefully he has a quick and full recovery.  The good news is there are great orthopedic surgeons in the area there and he's in good hands.


July 6th, 2011 at 10:55 PM ^

     i can't believe anyone would be so classless as to celebrate a serious injury to a young man that many of us hoped would wear the winged helmet.   i remember my excitement when i learned he would be joining denard as part of a dream backfield.

     no one can criticize his choice when the coaching change was made-he would have been foolish to stay (as would Ryan Mallett three years ago).  i personally hope he has an outstanding career with the exception of one game.


July 6th, 2011 at 10:58 PM ^

Can be viewed as an audition time to evaluate freshman against current players and see if the older players are invited back on the team. I am not sure about saban's fall roster moves, but I wonder if he let go any rbs thinking dee would be available and if so, if that rb would come back...


July 6th, 2011 at 11:21 PM ^

If there is a positive, he did it in July and will probably be back for a little work in spring practice next season. Wish him a speedy recovery and the best of luck in the future. & come on, leave Saban out of this stuff; it's about a kid who just tore his ACL. 


July 6th, 2011 at 11:24 PM ^

no matter what.  I think he made the best choice for him and his family and for what its worth I don't think he's the kind of back Hoke and Co. would be wanting for this type of offense.  Hope he heals up soon and gets back on the field.  I did enjoy watching his highlights each week last year.  No need to hate a kid just because he decided to go somewhere else, if we do then were no better than Ohio.

Look Up_See Blue

July 7th, 2011 at 12:30 AM ^

This is a pretty ironic scenario. Dee Hart was committed to UM and when Rich Rod got canned UM had no chance with Hart. Now he's going to miss the 2011 season and will more than likely play his first collegiate game against MICHIGAN down in JerryWorld to kick off 2012.


July 7th, 2011 at 5:31 AM ^

I am always sorry to hear of any college athlete getting a serious injury. As others have said, it is always nice to be attending a highly regarded academic instituion for plan B.  In that respect, although it didn't have to be Michigan, he made a mistake.


July 7th, 2011 at 5:51 AM ^

That's too bad. I still think he would have done well here though. Hopefully, he can be right back at it next season - you don't want to see these kids get a chance to play ball, only to have an abbreviated, injury-ridden career.


July 7th, 2011 at 9:38 AM ^

I hope he gets his top-end speed back after next year. I feel like ACL busts are a two year injury to get back to 100% top speed for people who are very fast.

It has to be very tough mentally for him right now and for this whole year.

People hemming and hawing about how if he went to Michigan he'd have a much better degree and blah blah blah need to shut up. If the kid graduates with a degree from the University of Alabama he'll be just fine, especially if he wants to stay down south.

He's too talented to get Saban'd away, right?


July 7th, 2011 at 10:50 AM ^

If this is his first he should be ok for next year.  In a way, this is pretty good timing to have it since he will get a significant amount of rehab time.  It also puts distance between he and Richardson so if/when he gets the spot he has several years to own it.

Often a single ACL injury heals up at the same strength.  If no meniscus or MCL strain involved the knee should be able to be pretty good. 

Sucks big time and like all the other posters, regardless of school this is a kick in the nuts to him and the parents.  Nobody should take any joy in an injury for any player.