Saturday, Alabama concluded its second and final scrimmage of the fall with questions about the quarterback position still left unanswered.

During the post-scrimmage press conference, Nick Saban was questioned about the Crimson Tide’s quarterback competition. Saban kept significant details out of his answer and delivered a very basic and meaningless answer.

“They all got to play,” Saban said. “They all took snaps. They all completed some passes. They all made some throws that weren’t as good as they should have been, and they all got sacked. That’s what I saw.”

Although Jalen Milroe, Ty Simpson and Tyler Buchner have been the trio highlighted by Saban as the main contenders for the position, there could be a fourth option to consider. Saban was questioned about another potential choice for the Crimson Tide: Dylan Lonergan. He expressed praise for the freshman signal caller.

“He’s done really well,” Saban said. “I think he shows great ability, great potential. I think the thing that he needs is experience and here everybody says ‘What’s experience?’ What’s your ability to self-assess?”

Lonergan was a highly sought out prospect in the 2023 Alabama recruiting class who has the talent and potential to be a great quarterback, but he is young and lacks the experience that is needed. The ability for Lonergan to take his game to the next step will come through age and experience, as Saban mentioned.

"You have experiences, you make mistakes, you mess up,” Saban said. “You say, ‘Well I’m not gonna do that again.’ And that’s how you learn and progress. So I know he’s a talented guy and certainly a guy that we want to continue to try to develop, but he’s done a nice job so far in camp.”

Scrimmages are finished for the Crimson Tide, but fall camp will continue to go on until August 26 before the Tide will transition into preparation for the season opener against Middle Tennessee State on September 2 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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