After landing Austin Mack and Parker Brailsford, the Alabama Football team continues its hot streak in the transfer portal landing Washington receiver Germie Bernard. Alabama will be the third stop for Bernard after stints at Michigan State and Washington. Bernard had a breakout season in 2023 filling in for the injured Jalen McMillan, racking up 34 catches for 419 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 13 times for 43 yards and two touchdowns.
Bernard will most likely see the most playing time of his career this season for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bernard will play a massive role in replacing Isaiah Bond, Jermaine Burton, and Malik Benson. Bernard's elusiveness and playmaking ability alongside Kendrick Law who has a similar skill set could provide headaches for opposing defenses.
Germie Bernard will continue to develop under wide receivers coach Jamarcus Shephard who's helped develop transfers like Ja'Lynn Polk into 1,000-yard receivers. Alongside Bernard, returning receivers like Kobe Prentice, Jalen Hale, and Kendrick Law will need to continue their development to help this offense replace the production of its departing three receivers.
Bernard adds an extra level of production returning kicks a position in which the Alabama Football team struggled. Bernard returned three punts for 43 yards and ten kickoffs for 233 yards with a long of 51 yards. After losing Caleb Downs and Kool-Aid McKinstry, Bernard will certainly fill the void at punt and kick returner along with Kendrick Law.
Alabama Football: The Tide is turning
After a week of transfers and players flipping their commitments, the Alabama Football team is on a run. Kalen DeBoer has landed Austin Mack and Parker Brailsford from the transfer portal and now added his former receiver Germie Bernard. DeBoer's staff is still on the road as well visiting the schools of 2025 recruits to help build for the future. For the outside world, the week of Alabama football losing players was fun but, now it's the Crimson Tide's turn to rebuild with extra roster space. It should be a scary sight for the rest of the country.