Alabama Football: Crimson Tide’s report card vs. Vols

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Alabama football’s report card vs. Tennessee Vols

Quarterbacks: A

Mac Jones lost one of his best weapons before he even took the field, and he still threw for nearly 400 passing yards. He is great within the pocket, and his mobility has improved in this aspect. He’s also been used on quarterback sneaks, which is great for him and this Alabama offense. The touchdown numbers weren’t there, but his overall production and efficiency cannot be denied.

We also saw a bit of Bryce Young in this one. Young wasn’t perfect, but he showed that the future is bright. We predicted for Young to score his first touchdown, but this did not happen.

Kicking: A

Alabama football fans used to hate hearing about how the kicking game was doing. That is no longer the case for this team. Alabama has a kicker, and he made every kick once again. Will Reichard remains perfect for the year, and that’s all you can ask for. I wish Alabama would have given Reichard the chance to kick a deep field goal to end the first half, but I understand the logic behind the hail mary.

Punting: C

Alabama started a new punter for this road game, and there was a noticeable improvement. However, there is still room to grow. Charlie Scott had one punt for over 40 yards, and both of his punts were inside the 20. His second punt was incredibly short, but he was trying to avoid the touchback. In your first start, I’ll take that kind of performance. That being said, the kickoffs need to improve.

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All in all, Alabama succeeded in practically every facet of their game. The Crimson Tide have room to grow, but they should be proud of how they played against the lowdown, dirty snitches in Knoxville.