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Alabama expected to start Tyler Buchner at quarterback versus USF

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According to sources, Touchdown Alabama Magazine has learned Buchner will start the contest against the Bulls.

Jalen Milroe, a redshirt sophomore, will get playing time, but he tossed two interceptions in a 24-34 loss for Alabama versus Texas. Saban wants to evaluate the right quarterback for the job.

Alabama started Jake Coker in the 2015 season at quarterback, but it went to Cooper Bateman for the Ole Miss game. The Tide suffered a 37-43 loss to the Rebels, and Coker started the game on the bench. He entered the matchup in the second half and brought Alabama back. Coker nearly delivered the Tide to a comeback victory, but the team went on to win a national title.

With Buchner expected to start against USF, it will be interesting to see if he becomes the guy moving forward. 

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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 15 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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