Bama QB Jalen Hurts isn’t mad, he’s just disappointedBy Amber Lee
👀👀👀👀@JalenHurts: "No one came up to me the whole spring, coaches included, no one asked me how I felt. No one asked me what was on my mind. … Now when we're trying to handle the situation now, for me it's kinda late. It's too late. The narrative has already been created." pic.twitter.com/adJS7UxmdL
— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) August 4, 2018
Alabama has a quarterback controversy ahead of the 2018 season. The contenders for the starting job are junior Jalen Hurts and sophomore Tua Tagovailoa.
Tagovailoa replaced Hurts halfway through last January’s national championship game, then led a comeback win against Georgia after Hurts struggled. Tagovailoa is a former five-star recruit (Hurts was a four-star), and Tagovailoa is more commonly thought to be the favorite.
Hurts is 26-2 in two years as Alabama’s starter. Most evaluators think Tagovailoa has a better arm, while Hurts has been a key part of the Tide’s running game.
At the start of fall camp, Hurts expressed disappointment at how Alabama’s coaching staff treated him during an offseason filled with rumors.
“Regardless of what people say, I’m still here. As far as I’m concerned, my job is to be the best quarterback I can be, and that’s what I strive to do every day.”
Upon seeing Hurts, comments, his former offensive coordinator took a veiled shot at Nick Saban:
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) August 4, 2018
Hurts is expected to graduate from Alabama at the end of the year. That would make him eligible to play immediately if he transferred following the 2018 season.