TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Nick Saban announced the suspension of Malcolm Faciane during a press conference on Friday. The sophomore tight end has been suspended for a violation of team rules. Saban says he is allowed to return as long as he does the things he's supposed to do later on down the road.
With Faciane out, there are few options at the H-back and tight end positions. LaMichael Fanning, a defensive end for the tide, and running back Jalston Fowler lined up in Faciane's postion during Friday's practice. Faciane redshirted the 2011 season. He appeared in only 12 games in 2012 but did not catch a single pass.