The 2021 ACC Spring football game schedule has been announced, and nine of the 14 games will be televised live by the ACC Network.
Spring football game action in the ACC kicks off on Saturday, March 27 with Duke’s annual Spring Showcase. The game is set for 10:00am ET and it will be televised by the ACC Network.
The following week on Saturday, April 3, the Clemson Tigers will hold their annual Orange & White Spring Game and it will be televised by the ACC Network at 1:00pm ET.
Other ACC Spring games set to air on the ACC Network include NC State and Florida State on Saturday, April 10, Miami and Pitt on Saturday, April 17, Georgia Tech on Friday, April 23, and Boston College and North Carolina on Saturday, April 24.
Spring Game dates for Syracuse, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest have not been announced yet. Louisville will not hold a spring game this year.
Fans of the Crimson Tide are excited for this edition of athletes taking the field, as Nick Saban and the program look to repeat as national champions. With 15 practice sessions – including the A-Day Game – the staff writers for Touchdown Alabama Magazine will provide in-depth previews on marquee players.
He was a household name at Mater Dei High School, leading the Monarchs to a state championship in 2018 and the state championship game in 2019.
Young recorded 13,250 career passing yards and 178 total touchdowns. He earned a lot of awards in high school and was expected to win the starting quarterback job last season. The Coronavirus pandemic negated spring practice from the Crimson Tide, which took an opportunity from Young to compete.
Mac Jones carried the program to a national championship, and when he handed Young the football, many fans saw this as Jones passing Young the torch.
The 6-foot, 194-pounder brings athleticism, accuracy, and playmaking abilities to the quarterback room.
According to Keith Miller, a coach in California who scouted out Young in the eighth grade, he expects the sophomore to take the reins as the Tide’s starting quarterback. During a segment on In My Own Words, Miller told yours truly that Young is a ‘unique’ player at the position. He compared the former five-star to Johnny Manziel and Russell Wilson and said Young will do ‘special things.’
Young rushed for 26 touchdowns in high school, and he has an uncanny ability to extend plays. He can operate off-script and did receive some in-game experience last year. Those opportunities will make him better in spring practice; however, Young also has areas he needs to improve in. First off, he must add muscle to his frame. Tagovailoa was the same height as Young when he arrived in 2017, but his body was thicker. A combination of being short and small will not transition to success in the SEC.
The chances of Milroe pushing to possibly be Alabama’s starting quarterback will rely heavily on how fast he adjusts to the speed of college football and learns Alabama’s playbook while still adjusting to a new environment. Less than five months ago, he was leading the Tompkins Falcon’s offense.