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Giving Away Money: Tagovailoa vaults to Heisman favorite

Giving Away Money: Tagovailoa vaults to Heisman favorite

He left a lasting impression, eh? Before this weekend’s scrimmage — and Tagovailoa’s first substantive work since his game- (and fame-)winning pass in Atlanta — the rising sophomore had already been listed as among the favorites to take home the nation’s highest individual prize. Now, on the heels on the absolute smokeshow he put up in ‘Bama’s first 1s-on-1s, Vegas has seen enough. Your new co-favorite, at 7/1 odds, to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy is none other than Tua Tagovailoa. TT enters this season completing 49 of 77 passes (63.6%) for 636 yards with 11 touchdowns...
Roll 'Bama Roll Aug 14, 2018
Alabama Football Film Room: Mac Jones, the oft overlooked quarterback

Alabama Football Film Room: Mac Jones, the oft overlooked quarterback

Jones’ role largely depends on how the battle between Hurts and Tagovailoa plays out Tua vs. Jalen. Hurts vs. Tagovailoa. Who will win? Will the one who loses transfer? Those are some of the questions we have heard ad nauseum since Tua Tagovailoa went on to lead Alabama to a national championship after replacing the benched Jalen Hurts. Lost in the discussion, however, is the forgotten quarterback on Alabama’s roster: Mac Jones. Jones was a 3 star QB out of Jacksonville, Florida. Just the #18 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2017, Jones was overshadowed by Tagovailoa, who was...
Roll 'Bama Roll Aug 12, 2018
Tua dominates in first scrimmage

Tua dominates in first scrimmage

It’s looking more and more like the QB derby is more formality than actual competition. It was inevitable going into this season’s fall camp that all eyes would be on the quarterbacks. One scrimmage in, Tua Tagovailoa has, by all accounts, separated himself as the clear frontrunner . From Matt Zenitz of Al.com: Word is that Tagovailoa threw at least three touchdowns with no interceptions while Hurts had three interceptions and didn’t account for any touchdowns. The first Tagovailoa touchdown was more so an excellent play from sophomore wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, who put a great move...
Roll 'Bama Roll Aug 7, 2018
Jumbo Package: Eyes are on the quarterbacks, but the real questions are in the secondary

Jumbo Package: Eyes are on the quarterbacks, but the real questions are in the secondary

We should probably listen to the head man on this one: the question marks lie in the defensive backfield For Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, time only deepened wounds from title game | AL.com Tagovailoa and Hurts are competing for the starting job, and it appears the Hawaiian sophomore has the edge after he was spotted working with the first-team offense at the start of practice Saturday inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mere hours before -- on that very same field -- Hurts met with reporters for the first time since the aftermath of the national championship game. And it was clear he had changed his...
Roll 'Bama Roll Aug 6, 2018
Jumbo Package: Tide return to practice as Hurts saga lingers

Jumbo Package: Tide return to practice as Hurts saga lingers

Your latest Crimson Tide news and notes. Happy Monday, everyone. You can probably guess the topic du jour as Alabama took Sunday off from practice. Saban’s one piece of advice to the QBs this summer was, “Don’t do anything to draw attention to yourself and let your play do the talking.” Day 2 of Camp... https://t.co/xWWRDNzEj3— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) August 4, 2018 There’s a perfectly plausible scenario, and always has been, in which Saban chooses to play Tagovailoa based on his belief that Tagovailoa gives the Alabama team a better chance to win football games....
Roll 'Bama Roll Aug 2, 2018
Jumbo Package: Urban Meyer is in Trouble

Jumbo Package: Urban Meyer is in Trouble

I guess he can spend more time with his family now Alabama Rumors: Tua Tagovailoa ‘Clear Favorite’ to Win Starting QB Job Although Hurts might be more athletic and have a stronger arm, the difference in this battle could come from the passing-game contributions. ”While most QBs need a receiver to be open in order to complete a pass, the truly special ones throwing-wise have an ability to read a defense at a very high level, anticipate what’s going to happen and can throw a receiver open even if they’re well-covered,” Zenitz explained. “Tagovailoa has all that.” Now...
Roll 'Bama Roll Jul 27, 2018
Giving Away Money: Handicapping the winners of quarterback battles across the nation

Giving Away Money: Handicapping the winners of quarterback battles across the nation

Alabama isn’t the only playoff contender facing questions under center For those with a little more confidence in position battles than season outlooks, the European books have released the props for starting quarterbacks in 2018: there are several high profile contenders with quarterback battles to be decided over the next month, including Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Clemson. As of today, give me Jalen Hurts to get the first few series of snaps to open 2018. I think he and Tagovailoa split reps during the Louisville tussle, on a pre-scheduled basis. Does that mean he keeps the job...
Roll 'Bama Roll Jul 24, 2018
Saban opens up about QB competition, warns both candidates against self-promotion

Saban opens up about QB competition, warns both candidates against self-promotion

The coach spoke gave some insight to ESPN’s Sage Steele on Tuesday. ESPN staff writer Chris Low reports that Nick Saban spoke with colleague Sage Steele on Tuesday, with much of the dialogue centered around the ongoing QB battle between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa. Of note: “I’ve told both players, ‘You’ve gotta win the team, and everything you do to bring attention to yourself, or anybody even in your family that brings attention to yourself, you’re not doing yourself a service in trying to win the team,’” Saban told ESPN on Tuesday. It’s tough not to read between the...
Roll 'Bama Roll Jul 23, 2018
Alabama Football Film Room: Jalen Hurts at A-Day

Alabama Football Film Room: Jalen Hurts at A-Day

Hurts had a chance to make his case in the quarterback competition. Before A-Day, the last time we saw Jalen Hurts playing was less-than-thrilling. His passing stats - 3-8 for 21 yards - were abysmal. His rushing line looked better - 6 carries for 47 yards, but 31 of those yards came on one play. Most importantly, the team had not scored. Hurts was benched in favor of Tua Tagovailoa, who went on to lead the team to a comeback victory. This, naturally, led to endless speculation over which quarterback would be the team’s starter in 2018. Unfortunately for everyone, Tagovailoa’s hand...
Roll 'Bama Roll Jul 17, 2018
Jumbo Package: Tide has 6 players on the top two award watch lists

Jumbo Package: Tide has 6 players on the top two award watch lists

The Maxwell and Bednarik are getting Processed as well We’ll start with the Maxwell Award watchlist. The Maxwell is given out out the end of the year to the nation’s top offensive player. Often times, that ends up going to the same guy that wins the Heisman, but many other times you’ll see it go to a runner-up who was within just a few votes of winning the Heisman. On the preseason watchlist this year, Alabama has QB Jalen Hurts, QB Tua Tagovailoa, and RB Damien Harris. Looks like the Maxwell folks are really covering their bases with that Alabama QB situation. The Maxwell’s...

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