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Jalen Milroe is officially Alabama’s starting QB moving forward

Jalen Milroe throws a pass against Texas
John David Mercer - USA Today Sports

Alabama football is done playing musical chairs in its quarterback room.

Nick Saban put an end to the situation in Monday’s press conference, naming Jalen Milroe as the starter for the Crimson Tide moving forward for the season. Coach Saban said the redshirt sophomore ‘showed the leadership’ he was looking for in supporting his teammates against South Florida. Milroe did not play versus the Bulls, but he was locked in on the sideline.

“He has had the opportunity to play as well as the other guys,” Saban said about Milroe. “Jalen has played the best of all those guys, so I think he has earned the opportunity to be the quarterback.”

It took three games, but Alabama is officially rolling with Milroe.

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He will start this weekend against Ole Miss at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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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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