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Texas governor Greg Abbott takes unnecessary shot at Alabama’s Jalen Milroe

Jalen Milroe takes off running against Texas A&M
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Jalen Milroe enters his third season at the University of Alabama with a lot of motivation.

He gets an opportunity to prove some fans wrong and show the college football world he can put the Crimson Tide back on top as national champions. Milroe, a native of Katy, Texas, arrived in the 2021 recruiting class for the Tide as a four-star prospect.

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We have seen his abilities in the run game, but Alabama fans are excited to see his growth as a passer.

Milroe totaled three passing touchdowns in his first career start versus Texas A&M. He replaced an injured Bryce Young and pushed the Tide to a 24-20 victory at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder has marquee potential, but the governor of Texas does not see him as a threat in week two of the 2023 season. The University of Texas travels to Tuscaloosa (Ala.) on Sept. 9 to take on Alabama football. Greg Abbott watched Young make several incredible plays last year, including a huge run late in the fourth quarter to set a game-winning field goal. Young led the Tide to a 20-19 victory in Austin, but Abbott does not see this kind of playmaking ability from Milroe. Ryan Autullo, Texas politics reporter for the Austin Statesman, has a quote of Abbott taking an unnecessary shot at Milroe. He said Milroe is no Young, in terms of his ability to make plays.

Abbott has the Longhorns defeating Alabama, 27-21 in Tuscaloosa.

Milroe now has a chance to silence the governor of his home state.

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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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