Year In Transition For Marlon Humphrey

Marlon Humphrey is a redshirt freshman cornerback at The University of Alabama. He was a five-star prospect and considered one of the best in the entire country coming out of Hoover High School in suburban Birmingham.

A son of Crimson Tide legacy, All-America running back Bobby Humphrey, he has spent his first year in college developing the proper techniques to compete at the highest level of collegiate football. Playing cornerback is a difficult task and it’s more daunting perhaps at The University of Alabama. Part of that is because the Southeastern Conference has an abundance of quality receivers and quarterbacks. Pass coverage men need a temporary loss of memory since the inevitable will occur, surrendering a touchdown pass.

Retiring to the sideline after the score to face the self-proclaimed highest paid graduate assistant defensive backfield coach is the other – Nick Saban. A secondary candidate is subjected to the micromanagement of a defensive wizard and must endure the wrath if the endeavor falls short of perfection.

Earning significant time on the field is predicated on learning the complex defensive schemes Alabama employs. Guarding superstar teammate Amari Cooper has benefitted one eager student.

Marlon Humphrey details the year in transition and the three qualities required for advancement to the NFL according to the head coach, Nick Saban.

’BAMA Magazine/BamaMag.com visited with the promising defender during the Sugar Bowl media day held in the Louisiana Superdome on Tuesday morning.


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