For Alabama football, the long summer begins after having its final practice of the spring semester at Bryant-Denny Stadium on last week.
In its 13th A-Day Game under Nick Saban, Crimson Tide fans show both good things and areas to improve but there’s excitement nonetheless.
Redshirt sophomore Mac Jones turned in a strong performance, completing 19 of 23 pass attempts for 271 yards with two touchdowns to one interception.
Behind him, team White collected a 31-17 win over team Crimson. John Metchie, a true freshman, totaled a game-high 133 receiving yards on five catches and was the Dixie Howell Memorial Most Valuable Player of the spring game.
Despite some miscommunication and dropped passes from receivers, Tua Tagovailoa had a decent showing.
He tallied 265 yards passing on 19 of 37 attempts completed with one touchdown to one interception.
While fans enjoyed Taulia Tagovailoa hooking up with Jaylen Waddle for a score, they were pleased with the defense returning to form. Between both teams, Alabama had 12 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, four interceptions and a touchdown.
Jaylen Moody, a sophomore linebacker, picked off Paul Tyson and returned it for a 30-yard score.
As for the secondary, both Trevon Diggs and Eddie Smith posted interceptions. Josh Jobe carried a game-high three breakups.
In Wednesday’s airing of In My Own Words, Stephen Smith of Touchdown Alabama Magazine recaps his five takeaways from A-Day and reveals the players that impressed him.
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