Tua Tagovailoa Praises & Defends Jalen Hurts

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Georgia opened overtime with a long field goal and on the second play of Alabama's possession, Tagovailoa found DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard score to lock up the program's fifth national title in nine seasons.

'The way he runs his organization, I've been through that process. "They're two really good defensive teams and I think points will be at a premium". In the heat of post-season play, Saban was willing to do what may be the most unconventional thing - risk the future of his career and the game on a young man who was talented and eager but had little game time or experience with the team.

Tagovailoa celebrates a touchdown pass with Hurts during the third quarter of the national championship game. "I believe in Tua".

Fresh off winning his sixth national title as a college football coach, Alabama's Nick Saban is said to be interested in the New York Giants' head-coaching vacancy, according to recently retired Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. When college time came, Tagovailoa floated a lot of offers from big schools, but in the end, it was the strong faith of Saban and the people of Alabama that sent him to Tuscaloosa.

"A very motived unit, one that was ready to go get it", Hurts said. After the game, everyone seemed to have jumped off the Hurts bandwagon and presumed that Tagovailoa would be the starter next season.

Three-star safety Randy Russell (Opa Locka, FL) was one of eight of Florida's signees during the Early Signing Period but he will never take the field for the Gators.

Impressive feat, of course, but Ingram, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2009, lavished praise on freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Facing a fourth-and-four, Saban chose to gamble and go for it with 3:56 left. I want to go back 13 months after the SEC championship as a true freshman, and he's the SEC Offensive Player of the Year - the first freshman since Herschel Walker to do that.

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"It was a decision I don't know I would have been courageous enough to make".

Holt said his book took two $100,000 bets on Alabama on the money line (minus-190) Monday and two $100,000 bets on Alabama minus-4.

Pappanastos set up for what could have a game-winning field goal, but the 36-yard kick sailed wide left and helped send the game to overtime.

Kiffin repeated that he would have had Alabama throw the ball more than it did against Georgia.

"No matter what receiver they threw it to, anybody would have made that play", Smith said.

In overtime, essentially needing a touchdown after faith in Alabama's kicker diminished, Tagovailoa took an ill-advised sack that put the Tide in a second-and-26 situation.

"They told me last week our out-of-state applications are up 40 percent in one year, since we've been here", Kiffin told Travis.

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