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The four-touchdown performance breaks the mark set by Joe Namath and Mac Jones for the most touchdown passes in a debut as an Alabama starting quarterback. Young, who played in nine games last year -- mostly in mop-up duty -- was 9 of 14 for 103 yards and one touchdown in the first quarter with the scoring strike going to veteran wide receiver John Metchie III for 37 yards. He found tight end Cameron Latu for scores twice in the second quarter and Jameson Williams on a 94-yarder -- tied for the longest in program history -- in the third. That 94-yarder was huge, at least in terms of momentum. Alabama football live  Miami couldn't get anything going offensively and trailed 27-3 going into the locker room. Quarterback D'Eriq King moved the Canes to the 1-yard line on 13 plays to open the third quarter, but Alabama thwarted a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-goal to end the drive. Three plays later, Young found Williams for the back-breaker. Alabama did find out a lot about its running game, too. Brian Robinson Jr. was a key piece of the puzzle early, rushing for 52 yards in the first quarter in his first game as the true No. 1 running back. Any questions surrounding the future of the Alabama offense were answered early in the beatdown in the Benz.

 

All eyes were on the former No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2020 as he made his debut as the Crimson Tide starting quarterback, and he didn't disappoint. His four touchdown passes are tied for the most in Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game history with ex-Tide signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa and former Ole MIss star Bo Wallace. The stats don't tell the whole story, though. Young showed right out of the gate that he isn't a run-first quarterback. Even though he's technically a dual-threat, he showed tremendous poise keeping his eyes downfield on the first five drives of the game -- all of which ended in scores. His pocket presence and comfort within coordinator Bill O'Brien's offense was apparent from the get-go, which is a great foundation for the future. Alabama football live stream  Week 1 is the time of the year when we all get to overreact to everything. Through 60 minutes of his career as a starter, Young looks like he could be the best quarterback Saban's recruited for the Tide. After all, he sliced and diced an experienced Miami defense despite the fact that Alabama lost three of the top five Heisman Trophy vote-getters (including the winner), the Rimington Award winner, Outland Trophy winner and Broyles Award winner. Imagine what he will do when he gets to use his legs and gets even more comfortable with his offensive weapons.

 

Linebackers Will Anderson, Jr. and Christian Harris, defensive lineman Phildarian Mathis and the rest of the Alabama front seven were all over him from the moment the Hurricanes offense took the field. Defensive coordinator Pete Golding did a great job of getting Anderson in one-on-one situations, and when Miami finally had somebody over there to help out, it freed up Harris and Co. to set up shop in the backfield. The talk going into the game was that Alabama's defense is not only its strength but could be Saban's best ever. That's like choosing between $50 steaks; no matter which one you pick on the menu, you're not going to be disappointed. However, the speed of Alabama football live online  these dudes is next-level. If it isn't the fastest front seven in Bama history, I'd be shocked. There was some bad news, though. Linebacker Christopher Allen was carted off of the field in the first half with a lower leg injury and did not return. Saban said after the game that he will miss a significant amount of time. It didn't matter much against Miami especially since Alabama has been rotating multiple linebackers since the start of fall camp. We'll see what comes of it -- if anything -- in the future. There were two trains of thought heading into this one for coach Manny Diaz: bring heat on Young or sit back in coverage and try to force mistakes on the back end. He chose the latter, and he chose poorly. The defensive front for Miami managed just one sack, and for the better part of the first half, was dropping eight players into coverage. What's even more perplexing is that Diaz, who took over play-calling duties prior to the season, is known for bringing pressure from all angles in a variety of different ways.

 

It just didn't make sense. It was clear that Young wasn't deterred by the coverages, so there was no need to wait until halftime to try to make adjustments.Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has made lucrative deals before starting his first college game, but he doesn’t think that or the preseason hype surrounding him will be a distraction. To Young, the “culture” that Nick Saban has created for the program won’t allow it. “I think really it says a lot about Alabama, and it’s honestly not too hard with the coaching that we have,” Young said Thursday. “Coach Saban from Day 1 when all the external stuff started to pop up — and it’s been going on for Alabama football live streaming  a while with there being whatever distractions there may be — that’s something we preach a lot about making sure we keep the main thing the main thing. “We’ve talked a lot about that in-house, and that’s something that we live by.” Young spoke via Zoom in his first interview with reporters since arriving in Tuscaloosa as the country’s top dual-threat quarterback prospect in the class of 2020. Saban said in July that Young already had received nearly seven figures’ worth of name, image and likeness deals. The sophomore from California is set to replace Heisman Trophy finalist Mac Jones at quarterback when the Crimson Tide open Sept. 4 against Miami in Atlanta. Other than mop-up duties, Young hadn’t been seen all that much by Alabama fans before the spring game. Then he showed off his athleticism and arm, passing for 333 yards and a 59-yard touchdown to tight end Cameron Latu.