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Jalen Milroe named Alabama starting QB prior to SEC opener

The Alabama quarterback competition appears to be over.

Jalen Milroe, who started the first two games of the season but did not play against South Florida this past weekend, has "earned the opportunity to be the quarterback" moving forward, coach Nick Saban told reporters Monday.

Alabama begins SEC play against Ole Miss at home on Saturday.

Saban said that Milroe has played better than transfer Tyler Buchner and redshirt freshman Ty Simpson in competition, and he responded well to his benching vs. USF.

"This is all I'm going to say about this," Saban said of the quarterback situation.