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Bryce Young ‘a little ahead’ of everyone else in Alabama’s QB room, according to Nick Saban

Bryce Young holds football at Alabama 2020 fall practice
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

Bryce Young is taking advantage of spring practice at the University of Alabama.

The Coronavirus pandemic took last spring away from him; however, the former five-star played in nine games as a freshman during the Crimson Tide’s journey to a College Football Playoff National Championship. He completed 13-of-22 passes for 156 yards with one touchdown.

Nick Saban raved about the development of his sophomore quarterback last week, and he continued the conversation on Wednesday to local reporters. Per Saban, the California native is ‘a little ahead’ of everyone else in the room.

“He [Bryce] got a lot of reps last year,” Saban said. “Even though he didn’t get to play that much, he got a lot of reps in practice. So, that’s a lot of good carryover for him. I think he’s very confident and he’s done a really good job of preparing so far.”

Young’s lone scoring toss last season went to DeVonta Smith versus Kentucky.

As for Paul Tyson and Jalen Milroe, Saban said both players are working and making improvements.

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After having Mac Jones go the distance in 2020, Alabama is making sure all of its quarterbacks will be ready next season.

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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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