Published 12:45 am Tuesday, November 15, 2005
It has been a season of mixed feelings for former T.R. Miller and current University of Alabama Crimson Tide sophomore tight end Trent Davidson.
On the plus side, Alabama has bounced back from a combined 10-15 record the last two years to a 9-1 mark this season. While the Crimson Tide's hopes of a spot in the BCS national championship game probably disappeared with Saturday's 16-13 overtime loss to LSU, Alabama can still get a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game with a win at Auburn this week and an LSU loss at Mississippi this week or at home to Arkansas next week.
While Davidson has naturally enjoyed his team's success, the down side has been he has had to watch it all from the sidelines. In fact, Davidson will not see any game action this season because he has been declared a medical redshirt.
The decision for Alabama to redshirt Davidson, which means this season will not count towards his four seasons of eligibility, came as a result of a broken bone in his foot he sustained during the early days of practice back in August.
The season of inactivity is a far cry from Davidson's freshman season where he saw action in all 12 of Alabama's games. That included starting assignments in the Crimson Tide's last two games, the regular season finale against Auburn and the Music City Bowl game against Minnesota.
Prior to Saturday's loss to LSU, Alabama was possibly facing the same situation that happened to fellow SEC member and arch rival Auburn last year