Bryce Young, Kool-Aid Mckinstry speak to media ahead of Saturday’s first scrimmage
By: WVUA-23 Sports Reporter Sam Holley
Alabama Football continues to work towards Saturday’s first scrimmage.
On Wednesday, sophomore defensive back Kool-Aid Mckinstry and junior quarterback Bryce Young spoke to the media. Mckinstry shared his experience from being a newcomer to now embracing his role as a leader.
“Like you said, I was the new guy, now I’m kind of the guy that’s been here and had the most experience,” Mckinstry said. ‘“I want to thank the guys that were here before me, Jobe and Jalyn, for what they did to help me get to this point, which is being here for the guys that are young and the guys that need help because they have questions.”
Mckinstry is competing for a starting job with senior Khyree Jackson and junior LSU transfer Eli Ricks. Alabama has to replace both of their starting cornerbacks from last season, Joshua Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis.
On offense, Bryce spoke about the incoming freshman and what he’s seen from them so far.
“We have a great group of younger guys,” Young said. “Who came in with a really good attitude, good head on their shoulders, and guys that came in willing to work. As a leadership group and as a team, we really do appreciate that and that really does affect us in the locker room and I agree, I really do have faith in everyone in our locker room. Guys that understand it, that get the standard, that are bought in, that want to do what’s best for the team, and that want to do things the right way.
One of the youngsters that will be looking to make an impact is sophomore tight end Robbie Ouzts. Senior redshirt tight end Cameron Latu will miss the next 2 weeks of fall camp with a knee injury. Latu is Alabama’s leading returner in yards and touchdowns.
Alabama is 25 days away from kickoff and will host Utah State week 1. That game is scheduled for September 3rd at 6:30 p.m.