Coming into the season, a big concern regarding the Alabama Crimson Tide revolved around who they would be starting at quarterback.
With Bryce Young departing for the NFL, the Alabama quarterback competition between Jalen Milroe, Ty Simpson, and Tyler Buchner was hotly contested all summer, with all three playing in Alabama’s season-opening win against Middle Tennessee State.
Milroe ultimately stood out and won the job, earning the start against the Texas Longhorns. His performance left a lot to be desired, as the sophomore quarterback went 14-27 for 255 yards and a pair each of touchdowns and interceptions in the 34-24 loss.
Former Florida and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer came away from the performance unimpressed by Milroe, saying, “What a talented player, but just he struggles consistently throwing the ball. There were guys open, and he was unable to hit him. I can’t remember who they play this week, but any time you lose a game, especially at places like Ohio State or Alabama, you gotta reset everything. It’s unfortunate. It’s just the way it is. Life in the big city. You lose a game and everything’s got to be re-checked. You know, what happened?”
Milroe and Alabama will have a chance to get back on track this Saturday when the Crimson Tide head to Tampa for a rare nonconference road game against South Florida.