Bryce Young gets message from Nick Saban before Alabama's game against Florida
The college football world keeps waiting for Bryce Young to look like a first-year starter. There has been no evidence of that happening anytime soon.
The Alabama quarterback has been dominant in the Crimson Tide’s first 2-lopsided wins against Miami and Mercer by a combined score of 92-27. Young has looked explosive in those games but also very mature, which has been what stands out the most. Young doesn’t force passes or flee from the pocket too early. It’s as if he’s been a starter all along.
The sophomore has completed 46-of-65 passes this season for a 70.8-percent completion percentage. He has thrown seven touchdown passes and no interceptions.
Nick Saban joined College GameDay Saturday to discuss his young quarterbacks’s start on the road in a hostile environment against Florida.
“I think one of the things Bryce has, especially for a young player who doesn’t have a tremendous amount of experience, is he has tremendous poise. He really stays, calm, cool and collected,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said Saturday. “He’s very intelligent. He’s very instinctive. He sort of understands what the other team is doing.
“In two games this year, he’s been very calm and has made a lot of really, really good decisions. Obviously, playing against today’s opponent will be more challenging, especially on the road and especially managing noise. We just want him to be who he is.”
Alabama open its SEC schedule with a game at Florida at 3:30pm ET Saturday.