Advertisement

Jalen Milroe shouts, ‘I’m staying’ to Alabama fans as Kalen DeBoer arrives

It has been a whirlwind of a day for Alabama Crimson Tide fans as a new head coach was introduced for the first time in 17 years. Athletic director Greg Byrne requested 72 hours to make a hire, but it didn’t take 48 for him to land Washington Huskies Kalen Deboer.

DeBoer has a 104-12 head coaching record and is coming off a national final appearance. DeBoer has been responsible for some of the best offenses in college football over the past few years, and retaining the guys on the current Alabama roster is the most important task he has in the days ahead.

Quarterback Michael Penix became a Heisman Trophy contender and first-round draft pick under DeBoer’s guidance, so there is a great deal of optimism regarding what he can do with Milroe. He has been a specialist at the wide receiver position, which should pique interest from Isaiah Bond and Ryan Williams again.

Nobody truly knows where players’ heads are at and if they want to transfer, but I think DeBoer has some really special qualities. So far, it seems like QB Jalen Milroe is committed to staying. He chanted “Roll Tide” and “I’m staying” to Alabama fans as he entered Mal Moore practice facilities ahead of the Tide’s introductory meeting. Granted the situation can change, but it’s a positive sign that the core of the team is interested in staying.

If Milroe can stay with Alabama and help it navigate this through transition, he will have a chance to become a legend in his own right. It is going to be really exciting to see how the next 48 hours plays out.

Contact/Follow us @RollTideWire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Alabama news, notes and opinion. You can also follow Sam Murphy on Twitter @SamMurphy02.

Story originally appeared on Roll Tide Wire