I'm glad he's returning because it makes it easier to redshirt Bateman. Though he will surely compete for the #2 job and I'd be ok if he won it. The best players pay.
I would like to say that next year's WR corps "if healthy" would be the deepest I've ever seen at Alabama. We are talking FIVE receivers who have not only played extensively but each has taken over games before making big plays. Add to those five Chris Black who according to legend might be as good as several of the five. If that were not enough we have Cyrus Jones who looked fantastic in the high school all star games and looked good in limited action this season.
If Cyrus Jones improves and Chris Black is as good as advertised we could run out 8 wide receivers who can beat you.
I've even ignored Marvin Shinn who at 6' 4" 198 lbs if he ever learns body control could be a force in the middle.
The injuries we've suffered this year have been horrific but it's set up a lot of young players with massive playing time.