Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has garnered much acclaim for his promising performances so far this season, including from head coach Nick Saban.
In a season where no clear-cut favorite for the 2021 Heisman Trophy has emerged, Young still continues to gradually build a formidable resume for this honor. The sophomore quarterback has recorded 24 passing touchdowns in the campaign, which ranks third in all the FBS. A combined nine out of Young’s 24 passing touchdowns have come over three games played against top 15 ranked opponents, which include the three passing touchdowns display in the narrow 31-29 win over the then-No. 11 ranked Florida Gators.
Saban stands much impressed with Young’s growing development over the campaign. And for one, he is appreciative of just how much preparation the quarterback puts into each game.
In speaking during the weekly SEC Football Teleconference call, Saban provided an evaluation of Young through seven games played so far this season.
“Bryce has played really well,” Saban said. “I think he’s had really good poise. He does a really good job of preparing for games and understands exactly what he needs to do to execute the plan. He’s been really efficient and effective. He’s been accurate with the ball. And we’ve got a lot of new players on offense, so it’s been a little bit of a work in progress for us to sort of get where we wanna go.
“But he has done a really good job in his part of it, and I’m really pleased with how he’s handled the situations, even playing in some really tough places on the road and he’s gotten better and better at that. I’m really pleased with how he started the season, and I’m really pleased with the progress he’s made throughout.”
Young is currently set to lead Alabama to an SEC home clash against the Tennessee Volunteers this week. Another strong outing from him in conference play sure would bolster his already stout Heisman resume.