Zach Arnett evaluates dangers in facing Alabama QB Jalen Milroe
Zach Arnett and Mississippi State will have their work cut out for them, especially on defense, this weekend as they face Alabama.
The Bulldogs will have to try to contain Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe, who has proved to be both a threat on the ground and through the air. During the SEC coaches teleconference on Wednesday, Arnett broke down what makes Milroe so talented.
“He’s got an extremely strong arm, so he can launch it over your head in the secondary,” Arnett said. “At some point far enough down the field pretty much all coverages turn to man to man at that point, and so they have great speed (Jermaine) Burton, No. 3’s tremendous speed. He can take the top off the coverage. Quite a few other receivers who can too and Milroe can let it fly.”
So far this season, Milroe has racked up 674 yards, 6 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He did not play against South Florida two weeks ago, but was back at the helm against Ole Miss.
The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide kick off at 9 p.m. ET Saturday.