Kalen DeBoer met with reporters after Alabama’s spring game on Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa.

It was a successful A-Day for the first-year Alabama head coach. In the postgame press conference, he was asked about Jalen Milroe’s progression as a passer. Specifically, he was asked about Milroe’s quick-scoring ability which he showed off with a couple of lightning-fast scoring drives in the first half.

“It’s something that’s progressed throughout the spring,” DeBoer said. “It’s just timing, it’s confidence, it’s read progressions and things like that. And identifying ‘there’s my one-on-one. There’s my guy.’ Where to put the ball. So I think it’s something that has gotten to this point and it was great to see [Milroe] continue to take that next step and have that progression.

“So, the last week or two, I think that’s been pretty consistent. Early on, I can’t say any of the quarterbacks were just getting dialed in and those plays were being made.”

Downfield passing was not necessarily something that Milroe showed off last season in Tommy Rees’ offense. The Crimson Tide ranked 9th in the SEC in passing plays of 10+ yards last season.

However, that will be a crucial element to DeBoer’s offense at Alabama in 2024 and beyond. Last season at Washington, the Huskies led the country in passing plays of 10+ yards with 202 (about 13.5 per game).

Here’s an example of the Milroe finding receivers open in space during the spring game:

DeBoer referenced the importance of those explosive plays in his postgame comments.

“That’s what got the offense off to a hot start in the scrimmage, is those explosive plays,” DeBoer added. “And I love that we can come out of the locker room and kickoff happen and we’re ready to go.”

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