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Alabama quarterback race is tight heading into second scrimmage

Jalen Milroe throws a pass at practice
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Who blinks first between Jalen Milroe and Ty Simpson in Alabama’s quarterback race?

Crimson Tide fans want an answer to this question. Both have progressed in spring practice and played well at Bryant-Denny Stadium for the first scrimmage. The second game-like practice is Saturday before the Tide has its annual A-Day game on Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. CT. Greg McElroy was the last Alabama signal-caller to win the starting job in spring practice.

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Milroe and Simpson are very talented, but the race is tight right now. Could someone separate in scrimmage No. 2?

I discuss the chances of it happening during Wednesday’s airing of In My Own Words for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.

Alabama's quarterback competition is NECK & NECK

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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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