Alabama will continue its theme of next man up on defense in the College Football Playoff.
According to close sources, Touchdown Alabama Magazine has learned that starting cornerback Josh Jobe will be out for the playoff with a foot injury. He had surgery today. Jobe, a senior from Miami, Fla., missed one game (Mercer) all season.
The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder has 38 tackles, four pass breakups, and two interceptions. He was bothered by a turf toe against Arkansas and did not play like himself at points this year. Jobe’s absence means freshman Kool-Aid McKinstry takes over.
McKinstry made the SEC’s All-Freshman Team for his efforts. He has 17 tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, one pass breakup, and one interception in 12 games. Alabama players love McKinstry’s confidence, and he’s asserted himself to where he can dominate as a starter. Crimson Tide fans will be looking forward to seeing what the former five-star does in the playoff.
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