Question marks entering the season included finding a quarterback to lead the team. In a surprise move, Nick Saban felt Cooper Bateman was the better starting option against the outstanding defensive unit of Ole Miss. Jacob Coker was tabbed the starting signal caller the first two games with the redshirted sophomore from Utah coming off the bench. The roles were reversed tonight.
Solidifying the secondary was another goal for an inexperienced unit. Rebel quarterback, Chad Kelly, passed for 341 yards, completing 18 of 33 attempts. He finished the evening with three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. The Alabama (2-1, 0-1) head coach has challenged the team to respond positively after suffering the first loss of the season. He addressed the media following the defeat