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Alabama quarterback spotted taking reps with receivers in Sugar Bowl prep

Jalen Milroe scrambles against Texas A&M
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Something interesting happened Tuesday in Sugar Bowl prep for Alabama, but it is nothing for fans to be alarmed about.

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The Crimson Tide had its second practice at Caesars Superdome (New Orleans, La.) for its matchup against Kansas State University on New Year’s Eve at 11:00 a.m. CT. Jalen Milroe, a sophomore quarterback, was spotted taking reps with wide receivers. Alabama reporters watched him catch a screen pass and immediately shared the moment with social media.

People wondered if this was a sign of the native Texan switching positions, but that is not the case. It could be a creative wrinkle offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien may use against the Wildcats. Milroe remains a quarterback and should get opportunities to boost his confidence against Kansas State’s defense. The future after Bryce Young comes between him and Ty Simpson.

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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. 

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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