Nick Saban discusses Bryce Young's development, how penalties affect the Tide
Nick Saban is frustrated with the number of penalties piling up for Alabama. For example, last week against Florida, the Crimson Tide racked up 11 penalties for 75 yards.
Alabama had 9 for 95 yards against Mercer, and 8 for 81 against Miami.
Saban was asked about the situation on Wednesday’s SEC coaches media teleconference.
“There are 2 kinds of penalties — lack of focus, lack of discipline penalties. … Then there are full-speed, guys are playing hard penalties,” Saban said. “They’re not acceptable. … But, if you can cut out the lack-of-discipline penalties, that would cut out about half of our penalties.”
About QB Bryce Young’s development, Saban said he’s pleased with his decision-making inside and outside of the pocket.
“There was one occasion last week where he decided to take a shot and throw it where he might’ve been able to run for a first down,” Saban said. “But I think overall, he’s done a really good job of handling himself in the pocket.”