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What has Nick Saban the most proud of Jalen Milroe as Alabama’s QB

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Doubters had their thoughts about him, but Jalen Milroe turned himself into becoming one of the best quarterbacks in college football.

He’s been surging with confidence and has the University of Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. Milroe has 31 total touchdowns — 19 passing, 12 rushing — tying him for eighth in school history for total scores in a single season. He has been playing his best as of late and looks to continue in Saturday’s Iron Bowl.

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Nick Saban detailed in Wednesday’s “Hey Coach” show what has made him the most proud of his quarterback.

”[He’s] transformed into being a very positive player run and pass, and leadership on the field, which I think has impacted everybody in a positive way, as well,” Saban said about Milroe.

The sophomore has two acronyms that turned Alabama’s season around after a loss to Texas: F.A.M.I.L.Y. and L.A.N.K. FAMILY, or Forget About Me, I Love You, helped Milroe become a leader when he was benched against South Florida.

He supported Tyler Buchner and Ty Simpson in the Crimson Tide’s 17-3 victory. Milroe’s leadership earned him the starting job back. LANK, or Let All Naysayers Know, became the motto for this team after the Texas loss. Alabama has been proving doubters wrong to surge into one of the best teams in the nation. Hope remains alive for the College Football Playoff if the Tide wins out and possibly gets help from others losing.

Milroe has been outstanding as a leader, and now he takes an opportunity to lead his team in the Iron Bowl.

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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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