Year in and year out, Alabama are among the top dogs in college football. They consistently line up with a formidable defense and a powerful offense, making them one of the most difficult teams in the country to match up with.
Still, things aren't always perfect for the Crimson Tide. One position they can never seem to find much stability in is at kicker, but according to reports, it looks like they found a solution to their special teams' woes this offseason.
Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News understands that Bama kicker Will Reichard converted all four of his field goals during Alabama's inter-squad scrimmage on Saturday, including one from 50 yards out.
This is not a drill. Will Reichard 4-4 on FGs with a long of 50 at Alabama scrimmage. Repeat, this is not a drill. Per sources.— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) August 10, 2019
“They did really well today,” said Saban virtually without hesitation. “I don’t know exactly what the stats were, but both punters -- Will Reichard and Skyler DeLong -- both punted the ball really well. Will was really good on field goals."
Alabama fans, eat your heart out. Here's Nick Saban saying he was encouraged by the kicking game at today's scrimmage. Will Reichard specifically was reportedly 4 for 4 on the day. pic.twitter.com/hEljzhG2F9— Patrick Brickman (@PatrickBrickman) August 10, 2019
Reichard was the nation's No.1 kicker in the 2019 class, according to 247 Sports composite rankings. And if the scrimmage was an indication of anything, it's that the young leg is ready to live up to the hype on what is undeniably college football's biggest stage.
If his potential doesn't strike fear into the heart of SEC fans, and CFB fans in general, then you are off your rocker.
Look out, folks. Will appears destined to thrill.