Alabama Football: No Bryce would be a slap in the face to the Aggies

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Friday afternoon a media tweet stated Alabama football starting quarterback Bryce Young will not be playing against the Aggies. Most of the responses to the tweet were refutations. As of Friday night, there has been no ‘official’ word on Bryce.

Earlier, Nick Saban stated the situation with Bryce and his injury will be a game-time decision. Even if Saban has already made up his mind, not letting anyone outside the team know is correct.

No doubt, the competitor in Bryce wants to play. Looking down the road, especially to the Tennessee game, a healthy Bryce then, is more important than this Saturday.

Alabama can beat the Aggies without Young. Jalen Milroe, though an inexperienced player, can handle the task. The outcome of the game might become iffy if Milroe is lost to injury during the game. Ty Simpson has the potential to become a Crimson Tide star. It would be best if he does not have to do it on Saturday night.

Different Approaches for Alabama Football and the Aggies

Both the Crimson Tide and the Aggies will approach the game differently if Bryce does not play. The Aggies will risk Milroe beating them with his arm, trying to keep him from beating them with his feet.

Another reason the Tide should be a heavy favorite is the Alabama defense. Crimson Tide defenders should feast on the inconsistencies of Aggies’ QB, Haynes King. Jimbo Fisher might become so desperate he goes to his formally 5-Star, freshman quarterback, Conner Weigman. Weigman has never taken a college snap. Putting the young man up against the Alabama football defense would be sacrificial.

Though it is only a guess, I suspect Bryce Young will play, only in an unexpected emergency. Talking about payback for last season’s upset and also for Jimbo Fisher’s character attack on Nick Saban, one scenario would be sweet for Alabama Crimson Tide fans.

It would be Bryce Young passing the ball in warmups, with no loss in velocity and in no apparent pain. Then, on the Crimson Tide’s first offensive possession, Jalen Milroe, not Bryce, leads the Alabama offense. Showing the college football world Bryce Young could play, but is not needed against the Aggies,  would be the ultimate slap in the face to Jimbo Fisher.

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Such an approach would never enter Nick Saban’s mind. He teaches his players to never disrespect an opponent. He is right, but it would be sweet if it happened. And Jimbo Fiser would deserve every bit of it.