Kirk Herbstreit knows a good quarterback when he sees one. And the former Ohio State quarterback got a first-hand look at Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts on Saturday night.
Herbstreit was the color analyst for ABC’s broadcast of the Crimson Tide’s 52-6 blowout win against Southern Cal on Saturday night. Though Hurts — a true freshman — did not earn the start for Nick Saban’s squad, he definitely turned some heads when given the opportunity to play.
Hurts threw for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns on 6-of-11 passing, and scored two more touchdowns on the ground.
Herbstreit offered this take from Hurts’ performance on Sunday:
Though Saban has not made any permanent decisions on the quarterback position moving forward, it seems Hurts should factor into the equation in a fairly significant way.