He did not release a depth chart in Monday’s game week presser, but did Nick Saban provide a clue on who could start the matchup Saturday against Middle Tennessee State at quarterback?
The Crimson Tide’s head football coach had an encouraging statement about Jalen Milroe.
Milroe, a redshirt sophomore, was one of five signal-callers getting reps in fall camp. He saw action in games versus Arkansas and Texas A&M in 2022, including his first career start against the Aggies. The native Texan accounted for three touchdown passes in a 24-20 victory for the Tide. He is known for his athleticism, but we will see how much he’s improved in the passing game.
Coach Saban told reporters that Milroe has ‘more confidence’ in how he plays.
“Jalen has made a significant amount of improvement,” Saban said. “He is more comfortable in the pocket. He has been more consistent in the way he’s played. That is going to be the key to the drill for him to maintain consistency in every practice so that he’s developing the kind of habits that will carry over into games to help him be successful.”
A comfortable Milroe in the pocket is crucial to Alabama’s success.
If he can consistently be accurate from the pocket, it will open opportunities all season for Milroe and the running backs to dominate in the run game. We will see if Milroe is the first signal-caller on the field for the first possession this weekend.
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