BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Although it wasn’t surprising, University of Alabama coach Nick Saban wasn’t too pleased to get a quarterback question when preparing to play in a high-profile charity golf event on Wednesday morning.
Just before hitting the driving range to team with Bernhard Langer in the Region’s Tradition pro-am on the Greystone Founders Course, Saban met with reporters and was asked about the possibility of playing a two-quarterback system this season.
“No I haven’t given it any thought, right now,” he said. “We have two guys competing at the position and I’m not going to speculate on things that may or may not happen. We have a lot of choices and decisions of things that we have to make. I’m not really going to answer the questions that are hypothetical in nature that you seem to love to ask.”
With just over a 100 days until the start of the 2018 season, Alabama’s quarterback position remains in limbo as the competition between junior Jalen Hurts and sophomore Tua Tagovailoa never really began during the spring. The latter suffered a hand fractured on the first day of practice.
Unless something changes, Alabama will play another season with just three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, and redshirt freshman Mac Jones being the third. The Crimson Tide had hoped to add East Carolina graduate transfer Gardner Minshew to provide some depth, but he instead opted for Washington State.
“We’re always looking for ways to bring players to our team who can improve our team,” Saban said about trying to add another graduate transfer. “Right now is spring recruiting, so if we saw someone out there at any position who can improve our team we’ll certainly bring him in.”