Despite starting off the season with back-to-back blowout victories, Nick Saban still wants to see his team make improvements. In order to make that happen, the Alabama head coach is making a switch to one very crucial position.
While the Crimson Tide continue their dominance against their competition, the reigning champions could still use consistency from their special teams unit.
After having consecutive abysmal outings, Austin Jones is no longer the starting kicker for Alabama. Instead, redshirt freshman Joseph Bulovas will take his place.
Saban: Joseph Bulovas will be the kicker moving forward
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) September 12, 2018
Jones struggled mightily in the season opener, missing an extra point and 27-yard field goal. As for their second matchup, the senior kicker failed on two extra point attempts.
On the other hand, Bulovas was perfect against Arkansas State, converting every single opportunity, which included a 39-yard field goal.
It’s hard to find many flaws on Alabama’s roster, but clearly Saban believes their kicking game needs an upgrade.
Bulovas will have his first chance to prove Saban right on Saturday, as they face Ole Miss on the road.