Alabama Football: 5 takeaways from Tide vs. Miami

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What did we learn from Alabama football vs. Miami?

We had questions heading into the season, and one game won’t answer all of those. However, Alabama football finally took the field against an opponent in their season opener. Fans finally got their first true look at the 2021 Alabama Crimson Tide.

Alabama had new starters at plenty of key positions on offense, and they had to replace a first-round cornerback on defense. This was a question heading into this game, and we got to see where the team’s starting point is for the upcoming season.

Alabama faced off against a dual-threat quarterback who is older than both Tua and Jalen. D’Eriq King will be one of the best quarterbacks Alabama faces in the regular season. So, what are the key takeaways from Alabama football’s performance in Atlanta?

5. Will Reichard still has it

Last season, Will Reichard made every kick he attempted. It was easily the greatest performance by a kicker in Alabama football history. It is now clear that this was not a fluke for the Tide. Reichard was perfect in Atlanta once again.

In the past, Alabama would settle for a kicker who could consistently make extra points. That was too much to ask for in the past. Now, fans can breathe a sigh of relief when a kicker trots onto the field.

Reichard made every kick, but his best was a 51-yard field goal in the first half. He barely squeaked it in, but the Tide wouldn’t have tried this kick in the past. Reichard had plenty of leg and ended up scoring another three points for the Tide.