While all of the talk this week has been about Urban Meyer and Ohio State, there’s a significant on-field battle going on in the SEC. Arguably the most-important on-field debate is facing the reigning champs.
Two-year starter Jalen Hurts was replaced in the national title game by star freshman Tua Tagovailoa. Tua led the team to a comeback victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.
Since then, a debate has raged as two who will start the season for the Crimson Tide. Alabama head coach Nick Saban has remained mum on the details of the race, but on Saturday afternoon Jalen Hurts made his feelings about the race known.
He did not hold back. Hurts revealed the Alabama coaching staff hasn’t spoken with him regarding the QB battle.
Here are his comments via AL.com.
“No one came up to me the whole spring, coaches included, no one asked me how I felt,” Hurts said. “No one asked me what was on my mind. No one asked me how I felt about the things that were going on. Nobody asked me what my future held.”
Hurts also commented about a potential transfer. “Why do that when you’re only 15 credits, 15 hours away from graduation?” he said.
Hurts will graduate from the university in December. If he loses the starting job to Tua this year, Hurts would be eligible to play immediately at another school in 2019 as a graduate transfer.
Stay tuned for more.