Alabama football: Jalen Hurts makes strides in decision-making; Tua Tagovailoa sustains injury setback
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Jalen Hurts improves decision-making
There’s a reason quarterback Jalen Hurts has only lost two games in his college career. He prides himself on taking care of the football. In 29 total games, Hurts has only thrown 10 interceptions. He only threw 1 interception in all of 2017. Still, a quarterback can always improve on his decision-making. During Alabama’s scrimmage on Saturday, Alabama coach Nick Saban said he saw improvements from Hurts in that category.
Hurts is currently in a battle with Tua Tagovailoa for the starting QB spot. Tagovailoa is dealing with a thumb injury. Saban said that Tagovailoa sustained a “setback” with his injury. He did not participate in the scrimmage.
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In other headlines …
- Alabama softball suffered a 6-3 loss at Arkansas on Sunday despite 2 home runs from Kaylee Tow.
Nick Saban comments on Reuben Foster situation
Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested for felony domestic violence charges. If convicted, he could serve more than 11 years in prison. On Saturday, Saban weighed in on Foster’s situation. He said he does not condone the actions but wants to remain supportive as the details emerge about Foster’s case.
Battling for top prospect
Five-star defensive lineman Kayvon Thibodeaux seems to be high on Alabama right now. The No. 1 overall recruit, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, visited Tuscaloosa recently. The trip changed his mind about Alabama. Now, it looks like Saban will battle another big school to land Thibodeaux.
Built by Bama
The Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Dez Bryant, leaving them without a No. 1 receiver heading into the 2018 season. With that role vacant, many believe the Cowboys could target former Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley in the upcoming draft.
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