Alabama quarterback and College Football Playoff National Championship hero Tua Tagovailoa sat out Alabama's spring game because of a handy injury he sustained during the Crimson Tide's first practice of the spring.
Bleacher Report's Matt Hayes wrote an article recently focusing on Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and how he plans to transfer if he doesn't win the starting QB job. "I kind of feel like it's a springboard to the season, and I feel like it's a good indicator of how well we've been playing".
Hurts came into the spring as Alabama's starter, and with Tagovailoa sidelined by a hand injury he's exiting the same way. Before the game, Tagovailoa had attempted just 53 passes all year, shepherding the second-string offense through garbage time situations, but his late-game heroics galvanized Alabama, swept the rest of the nation into a frenzy and led many to believe the starting job in Tuscaloosa would be his when the 2018 season kicks off.
"I think the second offense was better than the second defense and when I say better, they were better all the way around".
Four field goals were the extent of the White Team's scoring, resulting in the 24-12 score.
"I was not disappointed in the way Jalen played", Nick Saban said.
"This was not an easy decision to make", Key said in a statement.
Dylan Moses led both teams with 10 tackles.
"Jalen made some good plays in the game, made some good throws". While there likely will be plenty of offensive linemen who struggle against the likes of Isaiah Buggs and Raekweon Davis, a positive showing Saturday could be the encouragement a young player like Leatherwood could build on. My job is to do what's best for Jalen-and make no mistake, Jalen is a quarterback, and he wants to play quarterback. Hurts faced one of the best defenses in the country, year-in and year-out.
"He loves Alabama, loves Coach Saban and everything about that place".
First-year Seminoles coach Willie Taggart has had success with dual-threat quarterbacks, most notably at South Florida with Quinton Flowers and over a smaller sample with Justin Herbert at OR last year.
"All in all, we made a lot of progress this spring". He also finished with a game-high in receptions, catching six passes for 59 yards.