Nick Saban says Bryce Young is working well at being 'the man,' calls running backs a strength
As Alabama works toward the end of spring practice, coach Nick Saban said QB Bryce Young continues to round into form with being a leader on the field.
“I told him one of the things that he has to work on is having presence on the field, being the man, so to speak, taking charge, being in command,” Saban told reporters on Saturday. “And I think he’s done better and better with that. I think he realizes what he needs to do to try to help the players around him play better. I think he’s done it very well.”
Saban added that Young again played well on Saturday, and that Jalen Milroe showed a lot of improvement from a week ago.
In terms of a star of the spring, Saban noted that TE Cameron Latu has had a strong spring, and shown a lot of maturity, made a lot of plays as a very athletic guy.
“He’s had a really good spring so far,” Saban said. “He’s got a much better command of the offense.”
Saban didn’t mention specific stats other than Roydell Williams had the most rushing yards on Saturday.
“I’m really pleased all the other running backs,” Saban said. “I don’t think that’s an issue on our team right now. If those guys can stay healthy, I think that’s a strength for us.”
On the injury front, Saban said Evan Neal left the scrimmage and Javion Cohen is dealing with a bone spur, “so it’s kind of hard to eval the offensive line.”
“We want the young guys to sort of settle into one spot,” Saban said. “I think that would be helpful, which we did this week. And I think that helped JC (Latham) and I think it’s helped Tommy (Brockermeyer) on his side.”