Nick Saban impressed by the QBs he's seen in the SEC this season: 'Matt Corral certainly is one of them'
If you haven’t been paying attention to the numbers Matt Corral has put up this season in Oxford, you may be stunned to find out the Ole Miss quarterback has been firing on all cylinders in Lane Kiffin’s debut season with the Rebels.
Through two games, Corral has completed 46 of 60 passes, good for 76.7 percent, for 715 yards with seven touchdowns and just one interception going up against Florida and Kentucky’s defenses.
Already this season, Corral has thrown for more touchdowns than he had in all of 2019.
During his Monday press conference, Nick Saban was asked to share his thoughts on the outstanding quarterback play seen thus far in the SEC in 2020.
“I do think this is a really good year for quarterbacks. There’s a lot of good quarterbacks in our league – and Matt (Corral) certainly is one of them,” Saban said on Monday. “I mean he’s played really, really well in the first two games. He hurts people with his feet and extends plays, he makes a lot of explosive plays, very accurate with the ball, does a great job of executing their offense, you know, with the RPOs and the reads that he makes.
“And, I know that there’s several other very good quarterbacks – we just played one. I think this last week, from Texas A&M. So, even the two guys that played at Missouri, were very effective player. I think there’s a lot of good quarterbacks in the league this year. I think if you have a quarterback in college football, you’re always going to have a chance to score points and that’s why I think a lot of points have been scored so far this year.”
Alabama is still breaking in several new starting defensive backs this fall and with all due respect to Mizzou’s duo and Kellen Mond, the Crimson Tide look to face their toughest test of the season this weekend with Corral and John Rhys Plumlee set to test Saban’s defense on Saturday.