Alabama is set to host No. 2 LSU on Saturday, and ahead of the game, everyone wants to know the status of star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. FOX Sports analyst Jason McIntyre offered a bit of information on Friday afternoon.
McIntyre, speaking on Colin Cowherd’s radio show, suggested that he’s hearing that Tagovailoa won’t start against the Tigers. It’s unclear if that means he won’t play at all.
Tagovailoa injured his ankle against Tennessee back in mid-October. He later had a “tight-rope procedure” done and missed his team’s game against Arkansas.
Alabama’s been aiming to have Tagovailoa return for the game against LSU. Friday, Nick Saban told ESPN that his star signal-caller will be a game time decision.
CBS announcer Gary Danielson also reportedly said he watched Tagovailoa practice, and he’s “not 100%.”
"I watched Tua practice yesterday, he's not 100%. I don't care what Alabama says…he doesn't have that spring in his step, it's not natural.
He's okay…I'd be playing if I was him, but he's not the Tua that started season"
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) November 8, 2019
McIntyre isn’t a known Alabama insider, but that doesn’t mean his report is wrong. We’ll obviously find out tomorrow when Alabama takes the field.
The Crimson Tide and the Tigers are set to kick off at 3:30 PM ET on CBS.