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LOOK: Kalen DeBoer has social media buzzing with first press conference of spring practices

Alabama football has officially entered into a new era. Nick Saban is retired and new head coach Kalen DeBoer has his first Crimson Tide practice behind him. As spring practices officially got under way, players and coaches finally had an opportunity to get a feel for each other on the field.

This is an important time for both players and coaches, as such drastic changes require time to iron out all wrinkles in the depth chart and gameplay.

While fans and media members are used to seeing Saban behind the podium after practices, a smiling Kalen DeBoer was there to greet them and answer their questions today.

Here are some of the highlights and fan reactions from DeBoer’s first post-practice press conference as the Alabama football head coach.

First of many

High praise after just one practice

Jalen is QB1 for now, but DeBoer likes competition

Shades of Saban in his answers

DeBoer recognizes what has worked and keeps it

He got philosophical

Sounds familiar

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Something to follow

Players seem to like practicing for DeBoer

Coach understands it can be difficult on the players

Now this REALLY sounds familiar

Story originally appeared on Roll Tide Wire