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Nick Saban names Mac Jones starting QB for opener
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Mac Jones will be Alabama's starting quarterback when it opens the season Saturday against Missouri, coach Nick Saban announced Monday.

Jones, a redshirt junior, started four games last season when Tua Tagovailoa was injured. Jones threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions during a 35-16 win over Michigan in the Citrus Bowl.

From Oct. 25 on, Jones posted the second-highest QBR (92.7) in the country behind only Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and was selected with the first pick in the NFL draft.

"Mac has had a really good camp," Saban said. "Really played well in the last scrimmage. Did a good job of taking the leadership role. I think he's playing with a lot of confidence."

Jones beat out Bryce Young, a former five-star prospect who enrolled early and has drawn positive reviews from coaches and teammates during preseason practice.

Young and Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of legendary former Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, will share the backup duties.

"He's going to be a great quarterback," wideout DeVonta Smith said of Young last month. "With him not having a spring and just coming during the summer, he learns quick. I like what I'm seeing. He's ready."

Alabama Crimson Tide names Mac Jones starting QB for opener


theliontamer
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re: Nick Saban names Mac Jones starting QB for opener
Honestly I thought Mac Jones was really good last year when he did play. Can't blame him for a 45-48 loss to Auburn.


Ted2010
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He did good last year coming off the bench. He’s got a good offense and should do very good this year. Bama has great QB depth


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Saban's slipping. He's tipping his hand too early.


Mankowski
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Not surprised. Macs solid.


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He did good

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He’s got a good

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should do very good



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forestwhitackersgood
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Mac Jizzell.... SEC absolutely fricked!



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SammyTiger
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Can't blame him for a 45-48 loss to Auburn.


He did throw 2 pick 6s


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Saban said Bryce came up “ a little short” in his bid for the starting QB job.


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WilliamTaylor21
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re: Nick Saban names Mac Jones starting QB for opener
How pumped are A1abana fans for Mac? Let’s see what they’re saying on their board:
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Mac Jones, just ridiculous.

Guys like Bryce Young are here for 3 seasons. Why stunt his growth? Give him those game reps. Mac is an average guy, a dime a dozen.


BFANLC
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Yup us fans, we smart.


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Jjdoc
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Never a doubt in my mind. He is pretty error free. Makes the throws and elevates those around him.





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FourThreeForty
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Really big fan of this choice. Despite a few whack passes and the interceptions (one of which of course Auburn took all the way 99 yards off a back tip....course that would happen in JHS ) I thought he did extremely well in the games he played in.

Can’t wait to see him play this year. I think he’ll really frick some teams up that aren’t expecting it.


Mankowski
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Well I guess everyone has his or hers opinion. Good news is we have what sounds like 2 very solid back ups if things go sideways.


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Dawgfanman
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Bryce Young to the portal...


RT1941
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How pumped are A1abana fans for Mac? Let’s see what they’re saying on their board:
WillyTrannie21 lurking on the Bama board.


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AUCE05
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Sure. No way a 99 yard pick 6 is on the QB.


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JesusQuintana
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We will try not to hurt him


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paperwasp
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Bryce Young to the portal

The 2020 blanket waiver, not counting against eligibility regardless of games played, should make for an interesting year.


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