Alabama coach Nick Saban reiterated that he’s yet to make a decision regarding who will start at quarterback for the Crimson Tide next season during his annual Nick’s Kids Golf Tournament, according to Rivals.com.
“Well, it won’t be difficult at all because I think what we’re trying to do is give the guys an opportunity,” Saban said via Rivals. “That’s the fair thing for both of them. And that’s really what our goal is.”
Saban benched two-year starter Jalen Hurts for freshman Tua Tagovailoa during the second half of the National Championship Game against Georgia. It was a bold move, but it worked.
Tagovailoa threw 3 touchdown passes, including the 41-yard game-winner to DeVonta Smith in overtime, in a 26-23 victory over the Bulldogs. The former 5-star prospect finished 14-of-24 passing for 166 yards with an interception. He added 27 rushing yards and was named the Offensive MVP of the game.
While Saban hasn’t named a starter, many believe it’s Tagovailoa’s job to lose following his heroic title-game performance. However, the coach has consistently said that he will hold a competition between the two quarterbacks during fall camp.
Alabama will kick off the 2018 season against Louisville on Sept. 1 in Orlando, Fla.