Alabama now waiting for an answer on Harris

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Something tells me that it would suit Alabama coach Nick Saban just fine if he never hears the name "Curtis Anderson" again.

Anderson is the 56-year-old Athens, Ala., man who's now in the middle of an NCAA probe looking into a laptop that sophomore linebacker Jerrell Harris reportedly received from Anderson. If the matter isn't cleared up by Saturday, Harris won't play in the opener against Virginia Tech.

Anderson was also the guy who took Julio Jones and Mark Ingram on the Gulf Coast fishing trip in the spring. Jones and Ingram have since made restitution and were cleared by the NCAA to play this weekend against the Hokies.

But the investigation dragged out all summer, and Alabama didn't receive an answer from the NCAA until Wednesday night.

Now, it's Harris who's on the clock.