Alabama Football: 3 Takeaways from Tide’s win vs. Kentucky

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Alabama football learned a lot in their latest game.

Alabama football fans were excited to finally see their beloved Crimson Tide on the field once again. After an agonizing hiatus, Alabama showed up in dominant fashion against the Kentucky Wildcats.

This wasn’t a true test for Alabama. They were expected to win by a wide margin. Even Alabama’s bold predictions came to fruition. However, we can still learn plenty from a beatdown in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Nick Saban takes things from every single game, and here’s what we all can take from Satuday’s performance.

3. Bryce Young has a bright future

We’ve all heard great things about Bryce Young, but he hasn’t gotten many chances to play. When he has seen the field, he’s mostly been responsible for handoffs. Because of this, Alabama football fans have been chomping at the bit to see what Bryce can do. We finally got a glimpse against Kentucky, and he looked great.

Bryce Young’s first pass was a beautiful throw down the sideline that resulted in a major gain. He also threw his first passing touchdown to DeVonta Smith. Young proved that there was a reason why people expected him to start this season.

Young is clearly QB2 behind Mac Jones, and that will not change. Mac Jones is a Heisman candidate and has easily earned the starting job. However, Bryce Young proved that he is the quarterback in waiting. When Mac Jones eventually goes to the NFL, Young will thrive with the Crimson Tide. He will have plenty of weapons to work with, and the Alabama offense will be set.

However, he is not the only reason the Tide offense is set moving forward.