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WATCH: Competition at quarterback is what Alabama fans should want in spring practice

Aside from AJ McCarron and Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama football normally has deep battles at quarterback.

This spring will produce one of the most interesting conversations at the position.

The Crimson Tide will open spring camp next week (March 19), and it has three scholarship quarterbacks. After playing nine games in 2020, Bryce Young returns as the favorite to win the job. A former five-star from California, Young recorded one touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith last year.

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As for Paul Tyson and Jalen Milroe, both are highly talented.

Alabama QB Paul Tyson attempting to throw the ball in warmups before Southern Miss game in 2019

Sep 21, 2019; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Paul Tyson (15) before an NCAA college football game against Southern Mississippi at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Tyson, a native of Trussville, Ala., enters his third year in the program. He was very successful at Hewitt-Trussville High School and is poised to show everyone that he’s more than the great-grandson of a legendary coach. Milroe, a native of Katy, Texas, possesses the abilities of a pocket passer with elite athleticism. Jalen Hurts, an alumnus of the University of Alabama, arrived in the school’s 2016 recruiting class as a four-star from Texas. He earned the starting job after a great performance versus Southern California and pushed everyone else to transfer. Some feel that Milroe has the skillset to do what Hurts did, if not more.

Competition pushes the best out of athletes.

It was daily competition in practice that led Alabama back to winning a national championship last season.

Last week, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine dove into a conversation on why Alabama’s battle at quarterback is a great thing for the program via In My Own Words.

Tide fans, who do you see winning the job?

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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