Alabama QB Competition Heats Up After A-Day Game

Posted April 23, 2018

The Tide could see over a dozen players drafted into the National Football League next weekend, led by defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, defensive tackle Da'Ron Payne and wide receiver Calvin Ridley, but as always, Nick Saban has plenty of young stars ready to step up.

"First and foremost I want to thank the Lord, my family, friends, coaches, and everyone who has supported me and helped me along the way".

Should FSU football entertain the thoughts of taking Jalen Hurts as a transfer? What was unexpected, was that Redshirt Freshman Mac Jones would win that battle versus Jalen Hurts.

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The transfer train for Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts appears to be gaining some steam.

Remember, hero of the national title game and presumptive 2018 starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has missed nearly all of spring practice due to an injury. The former three star quarterback threw for 289 yards and a pair of touchdowns which lead to him winning the A-Day Offensive MVP Honors.

Sophomore Najee Harris led the rushing attack with 41 yards on 14 carries, while sophomore Devonta Smith was tops for the Tide in receiving, catching five passes for a game-high 87 yards. Hurts missed short and intermediate passes throughout the afternoon, including an interception on his final pass with his team trailing 17-12 in the fourth quarter.

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"But Saban was audibly and visibly frustrated by Hurts' inability to move the ball through the air, including when one of ESPN's microphones picked up Saban saying, "...

If you didn't think Hurts was going to leave before Saturday, you very well might now.

Hurts let it fly after the break, throwing for 163 yards on 13-of-23 passing in the second half, but he never found the end zone despite four trips inside 25.

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Spring football is the best time of the year to evaluate the outlook for a roster and for players to try and impress their way to jobs as the summer rolls around. I'm pleased with the progress we have made in positions in terms of player improvement. If he shows the same accuracy he displayed in 2017 with improved pocket presence and mobility, that's a step in the right direction toward undoing one popular simplification of.