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Nick Saban responded to reports that Jalen Hurts would transfer if he didn't win the starting job.

Alabama football: Nick Saban responds to comments made by Jalen Hurts’ father

Matt Speakman

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Jalen Hurts to transfer?

Matt Hayes of Bleacher Report published an in-depth look at the Alabama quarterback competition through the eyes of Jalen Hurts. In the article, Hurts’ father, Averion Hurts Sr., said his son would likely transfer if he does not win the starting job. Despite those comments, Alabama coach Nick Saban said he had a “very positive meeting” with Averion Sr. following the scrimmage on Saturday.

“I think we all want the same thing for all players that compete on our team regardless of position,” Saban said. “Even though there’s going to be a significant effort on a lot of folks’ part — none in this room obviously — to make this a public thing, but it’s going to be handled in a very private manner.”

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Second chances

Last season, Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs had a chance to make a name for himself. He started against Florida State at cornerback. After some bad possessions, Levi Wallace replaced him and never surrendered that job. Wallace, along with fellow cornerback Anthony Averett, moved on to the NFL, leaving the door open for Diggs. He’s going to make the most of his second chance.

Home-and-home series scheduled

Alabama finally scheduled a notable home-and-home series after years of criticism for not doing so. The only problem is it won’t happen until 2028 and 2029. That’s right. Ten years from now. Alabama and Notre Dame agreed to the series on Thursday. As it stands right now, it will be the first notable home-and-home games since Alabama played Penn State in 2010 and 2011.

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