Alabama Football-Alabama’s big quarterback rotation couldn’t shake things up on Saturday afternoon.
Tyler Buchanan had to start, and Tua Simpson didn’t perform much better against South Florida, a team that had won just one game the previous season. What’s surprising is that even with the most experienced day-entry thrower, Jalen Milero, not a single glimpse was seen.
And although the Tide (2-1) escaped Tampa with a 17-3 win over the Bulls, there’s still no clear picture of who will lead Alabama’s quarterback charge.
Nick Saban said after the game, “Everyone has the opportunity to respond correctly when things don’t go exactly as you want them to. We played against people who had practiced the best all week.”
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Overall, Simpson and Buchanan combined for 10 completions out of 23 for 107 yards. Buchanan also got caught in a Tide putaway touchdown in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Milero remained on the sidelines. Someone will have to separate themselves and fast. The Tide faces Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss next Saturday, and they’ll need a better performance against his attack compared to the Bulls. After road trips to the Rebels and Texas A&M and Mississippi State, Alabama will play Arkansas, Tennessee, LSU, and Kentucky.
Saban mentioned, “We’ll be conducting assessments on the quarterbacks who took the field today.” “We will evaluate Jalen Milero based on how he played, and we will decide this week what is the best opportunity for us to be successful as an offensive team against an aggressive team. We will go from there.”
Alabama accepted more than five sacks from USF for the first time since 2019 and accepted five sacks. And while some issues arose against three and four-man rushes, Alabama couldn’t handle its pass-blocking duties properly. An issue that resulted in a five-sack loss to Texas last week when only Milero played.
Kek will remain in the oven for at least another week as the Tide re-evaluates its quarterback situation. The Ole Miss game kicks off at 2:30 pm.
“They trust each other,” said Raudell Williams, who led Alabama with 131 rushing yards and a touchdown. ” It centers on stepping in with unwavering confidence, fully cognizant that they stand ready to compete for the role.It doesn’t matter who wins.”
Alabama football’s offensive line woes persist as they concede 5 sacks in their victory over USF.
2.Alabama football’s offensive line woes persist as they concede 5 sacks in their victory over USF.
After Alabama football’s victory over South Florida on Saturday, Nick Saban was asked about his thoughts on the aggressive performance by the Crimson Tide’s defensive line.
“How many sacks did they have?” Saban asked.
The answer was five, the same number the group left behind during the previous week’s loss to Texas.
Saban commented, “Considering that, I find it challenging to assess it effectively.
During Saturday’s game, neither of Alabama’s two quarterbacks had much time to throw. While Bryce Young started the game, and was more skillful in avoiding sacks compared to Taulia Tagovailoa, all five sacks occurred after Buchanan replaced Young.
Following the game, Saban mentioned that the aggressive line didn’t perform well against the Bulls.
Saban stated, “Maybe they have as unique a pressure package as we’ve played, and they do a really good job of it. And I believe we didn’t make any alterations.It’s just a matter of how many different variables you have to protect and slide protection and identify how to do it. I thought we’ve done a pretty good job of that in practice, but we didn’t do a very good job today.”
In the aggressive line, Taylor Booker, a guard for Alabama in Saturday’s game, was missing. Saban later mentioned that Booker, who was active as one of Alabama’s captains, was sidelined due to a back issue.
Terrence Ferguson took his place.
Saban remarked, “The playbook takes on a prominent leadership position among our offensive linemen.” He certainly helps us play better, particularly (against Cade Proctor), because he plays beside him and makes all the calls. I feel (Proctor) exhibits a significantly higher level of self-assurance when he’s on the field, and with any luck, we’ll have him back next week.”
If Alabama wants to compete in SEC play, the group will need to improve. The starting offensive line is a big one, a group that ranks among the conference’s most experienced starting lineups.
Still, it won’t be able to protect the quarterback, whoever it may be. Even before being established as the starter, Jalen Milroe and Texas were heavily pursuing their careers.
Alabama’s last aggressive campaign may be the start of improvement. The Crimson Tide wanted to make the game 10-3 with 6:29 remaining in the fourth quarter when it got the ball back.
Saban conveyed to the team, “Don’t allow them to regain possession of the ball.” “Control the clock and secure the victory.”
With 33 seconds left, Simpson ended the quiet quarterback in the final zone. The mission was accomplished.
It was a start. But it wasn’t good enough for Saban.
Alabama Secures Commitment from 3-Star Quarterback and Linebacker Prospect, Reese Ramsay
3.Alabama football Secures Commitment from 3-Star Quarterback and Linebacker Prospect, Reese Ramsay.
Alabama secured its 20th commitment for the Class of 2024 on Saturday night, with linebacker Quinton “Qubi” Reez joining the ranks. Standing at 6 feet tall and weighing 205 pounds, Reez is a promising 3-star prospect.
He becomes the third linebacker in this Crimson Tide class and announced his commitment on social media late Saturday night. Reez had accepted Alabama’s offer last month.
A year ago, as a junior, Reez had made a significant impact, helping the Rams to a Class 5A state championship. He concluded the season as the team’s top tackler with an impressive 155 tackles, which included 24 tackles for loss, five sacks, and four interceptions. He was selected to the Class 6A All-State first team in the entire state.
On Friday night, he aided the Rams in defeating the number one Pleasant Grove team with a score of 49-17.
Reez is the son of former four-year letterman Auburn linebacker Quinton Reez, who was an all-state performer at Birmingham’s West End High School. His mother is Rashida Reez.