Although many talking heads have suggested the end is near for Alabama's dominance in the college football world following the home loss to No. 11 Texas over the weekend, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) doesn't see it happening just yet.

During an interview on FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Tuesday, Tuberville suggested Alabama would be "fine" and continue to improve.

"You could tell the quarterback (Jalen Milroe) didn't have a great night," Tuberville stated. "He's very, very athletic, and he's not the type who's just real proficient throwing the ball down the field. They'll be fine. You know, they played their first game, and I always tell people this: Anybody can win that first game because it's the first time out of the chute. Execution is so important. They played a very good football team in Texas. I don't know how good. The jury is still out on them - I don't know whether a national championship-caliber team, but their quarterback played well. They made big plays. But there's a lot of things that Nick will work on this week, I'm sure."

He went on to say that the loss was a result of an "inexperienced quarterback."

"I think [Milroe] has a lot of talent; he'll get better. It's just patience. It was his first rodeo, and the rodeo didn't go very good," Tuberville added.

The former Auburn football predicted Alabama would "be much improved going into the next game."

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