ATLANTA — As far as starting debuts go, it doesn’t get better than Bryce Young’s big day Saturday — at least as far as Alabama is concerned.
The sophomore quarterback set school records for passing yards and passing touchdowns by a debut starter as he torched Miami for 344 yards and four scores through the air during the Crimson Tide’s 44-13 season-opening victory inside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
"It's a blessing, for sure," Young said following the game. "That's not something I take lightly. There's been a lot of greats that have played here. But really it's a testament to my teammates and the coaching staff. The line did an amazing job."
Young’s first pass of the game fell incomplete. From there, the five-star quarterback caught fire, completing his next seven throws, including a 37-yard touchdown to John Metchie III to close out the Tide’s first offensive possession.
Young proceeded to …