Nick Saban discussed the progress he has seen from Alabama football’s wide receivers through the first four games and what they need to do to be better for the remainder of the season during his Wednesday press conference.
Jermaine Burton has been one of the top wide receivers for Alabama these last four games. Burton with 62 yards against Ole Miss has 189 yards this season. Isaiah Bond is the Crimson Tide’s second-leading receiver with 169 yards.
Saban feels Alabama’s wide receivers have flashed in moments, but they will need to play confident consistently in the future.
“They play well at times, but we need more consistency,” Saban said. “We need to develop confidence in terms of playing together, quarterback, receiver. I am suppose to sit down if it’s zone, I sit down. You drift and it’s zone, now it’s third and five, now the ball comes out because the quarterback thinks you are going to sit. So, you’re punting instead of being first down. All of those little things and those details. I say this all the time, it might be the most overused, attention to detail term in the building that can make things work or not work. I think we need to pay more attention to detail in the togetherness of how we execute in the passing game. Whether that’s protection, quarterback reads, the whole thing. I think we can continue to make a lot of progress.”
Alabama’s wide receivers will have an opportunity to play more consistent when they take on Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CST.
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Hali Cameron is a recruiting reporter Touchdown Alabama .