TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama outside linebacker Tim Williams was one of the stars in a somewhat boring first half of the Crimson Tide’s A-Day spring game on Saturday.
Williams beat left tackle Korren Kirven on pretty much every play, and either made the sack or forced the quarterbacks to throw faster than they wanted. Kirven is serving as the left tackle with starter Cam Robinson out with a shoulder injury.
During his halftime interview with ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit and Joey Galloway, Saban was asked about whether the team needs to make an adjustment to slow Williams down. Williams was credited with two sacks at the half.
Saban said the team typically doesn’t do that during the spring game while acknowledging that Williams is a matchup problem for a lot of people.
“We probably need to, or Tim’s going to ruin the game,” Saban joked as Herbstreit and Galloway laughed.
Williams finished with third in the SEC last season with 10.5 sacks despite only playing a situational role. He’ll be a full-time starter this season.