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Alabama fans react to former Michigan safety Keon Sabb transferring to the Crimson Tide

Michigan safety Keon Sabb (#3) on the field during the 2024 CFP National Championship Game against Washington.
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Alabama fans did not like losing Caleb Downs to the NCAA transfer portal, but his replacement is pretty good.

The Crimson Tide picked up former Michigan safety Keon Sabb from the portal.

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He collected 28 tackles, five pass breakups, and two interceptions for the Wolverines last season. Sabb, a New Jersey native, helped the program to a Big Ten Championship and a College Football Playoff National Championship. The 6-foot-1, 208-pounder is a playmaker on the back end and should fit in well with Malachi Moore. He joins Domani Jackson (transfer cornerback from USC) as another defensive back with experience to help a young Alabama secondary in the coming fall.

Tide fans are excited to see Kalen DeBoer pull a marquee defensive back from the portal.


Spring practice for this secondary is going to be intriguing.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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