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Nick Saban discussed the Alabama quarterback battle.

Alabama football: Nick Saban says Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa need to win team over

Matt Speakman

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Winning the team

Alabama coach Nick Saban provided insight into Alabama’s quarterback battle between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa. Saban said both players know they have to win the team over. He also added the two players have to remain focused on the task at hand and not be distracted by the battle itself. The team is giving both quarterbacks a fair shot. It’s likely a starter will not be named until the season opener.

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Nick Saban shows fun side

While at a charity golf tournament, Saban also revealed an odd quirk. He discussed his summer plans. One of those plans includes his lake, but not in the way you would think. Saban said he likes to take baths in the lake and use ivory soap “because it floats.” Saban also talked about Alabama’s fun side.

“I just think there’s some myths about Alabama football that we sort of fight all the time in recruiting,” Saban told our own Marq Burnett. “Things like, ‘it’s no fun; it’s all business,’ and that’s not true at all. I think Minkah [Fitzpatrick] said it best. He said, ‘I didn’t come to Alabama to have fun, but I had more fun there than any time in my life.’ So, I think we just try to show the other side.”

Around the diamond

After not getting selected in the MLB draft, outfielder Keith Holcombe’s baseball future hangs in the balance. He will have to choose between football and baseball.

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