Greg McElroy breaks down Alabama QB Jalen Milroe’s Week 1 performance
There’s been an active competition at quarterback for Alabama football throughout the offseason going into the season itself, but it came as little surprise that Jalen Milroe ultimately was the one taking the snaps out of the gate.
As No. 3-ranked Alabama worked its way to a dominant 56-7 win over MTSU, Milroe finished out the game 13-of-18 passing for 194 yards with 3 touchdowns. College football analyst Greg McElroy recently took the time to break down the Crimson Tide signal-caller’s performance.
While it wasn’t all perfect, Milroe showed plenty of potential and was able to make the most of some specifically adverse moments.
“Was it a flawless performance? No,” McElroy said. “But I also think there were a couple of times where the snaps were a little inaccurate and he made something out of nothing, which I think is maybe his best attribute as of right now. I mean, I think the guy is just a dynamo with the ball in his hands. But what I was really encouraged by were some of the throws early.”
How did Jalen Milroe do in the opener against Middle Tennessee? I thought it was a rock solid debut… Here were some of my favorite moments…
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How Milroe progresses as the difficulty in opponent increases throughout the schedule will be worth keeping an eye on. That all starts Saturday as Alabama faces the No. 11-ranked Texas Longhorns on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT in Bryant-Denny Stadium.