Reports: Tide's Coffee to skip senior season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama running back Glen Coffee is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The All-Southeastern Conference performer told the Mobile Press-Register on Friday that he's "gone."

He told the newspaper the NFL draft advisory board projected him as a mid-round pick. Coffee is the second Crimson Tide offensive star to announce he's turning pro a year early. All-America left tackle Andre Smith has also entered the draft. Coffee ranked second in the SEC with 1,383 yards this season. An Alabama spokesman couldn't immediately confirm Coffee's decision.

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