Tua Tagovailoa’s efficiency Monday night time led to an unbelievable comeback for the true freshman, however his future at Alabama could not exist with out it.
Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin, who was additionally a former offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide, stated on The Dan Patrick Present that Tagovailoa would’ve nearly certainly transferred had occasions not transpired as they did.
“The humorous factor is, if this second half would not flip like this and Alabama’s (not) transferring the ball, it would not change — folks that actually know what is going on on would let you know that Tua was leaving,” Kiffin stated Tuesday. “As a result of Tua felt that he ought to’ve been the beginning quarterback and had outperformed (Jalen Hurts) in apply, and coach (Nick Saban) by no means gave him a possibility.”
It’s a outstanding flip of occasions for the quarterback from Hawaii, who accomplished 14 of 24 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns after coming into the sport within the second half. Kiffin notes that now the script could have flipped on Jalen Hurts, who could find yourself being the quarterback who transfers following Tagovailoa’s efficiency.
“Now the story’s going to flip the opposite means, and the story’s going to be: Is Jalen going to go away?” Kiffin stated. “Now Jalen’s such an awesome competitor, he could not. However most guys would.”