Alabama football coach updates status of quarterback Bryce Young – Tuscaloosa Magazine

  • October 14, 2022

Alabama football quarterback Bryce Young’s status against Tennessee is still up in the air as of Thursday coach Nick Saban said during his weekly radio show.
Young has practiced sparingly throughout the week but looks to be a game-time decision again. Saban reiterated that it’ll once again come down to if Young can manage the pain while throwing.
“Bryce has practiced some this week,” Saban said. “I think it comes down to how does he feel and we feel that he can throw the ball effectively enough. He’s not going to hurt himself by doing it, I just don’t know how much it will hurt him if he does it. He’s done it on a limited basis so that’s the question. Nobody going to know that until Saturday comes, he won’t know it, I won’t know it, nobody will know it and I know he wants to play and he thinks he can play and we’ll see”
Young is recovering from an AC sprain in his right shoulder that was suffered two weeks ago against Arkansas. During his Wednesday press conference, Saban admitted that Young was on a pitch count in practice and was expected to do more in practice on Thursday. After the game last Saturday Saban mentioned that Young wanted to go in the game near the end This was after Young dressed out for warm-ups without throwing a pass.
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Young missed the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) 24-20 win over Texas A&M and the second half of the win over Arkansas. Young has thrown for 1,202 yards and 14 touchdown while completing 67% of his passes. Young is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner after throwing for more than 4,800 yards and 47 touchdowns last season.
Jalen Milroe has replaced Young, going 28-for-46 for 262 yards and five touchdowns, while adding 246 rushing yards and a score. Milroe has turned the ball over four times, including three against the Aggies.