Alabama has yet to name a starting quarterback for the 2018 season, but it’s starting to seem like the choice for the Crimson Tide is an easy one.
Former Alabama defensive back Will Lowery was in attendance for the Crimson Tide’s first scrimmage of the season. It was dominated by Tua Tagovailoa.
“Disclaimer: this is the first scrimmage of camp, and the only practice I’ve seen. But from what I watched today, I’ll be shocked if Tua isn’t day 1 starter, and it isn’t close. Don’t expect an announcement prior to opening kickoff tho..” he tweeted.
Disclaimer: this is the first scrimmage of camp, and the only practice I’ve seen. But from what I watched today, I’ll be shocked if Tua isn’t day 1 starter, and it isn’t close. Don’t expect an announcement prior to opening kickoff tho..
— Will Lowery (@jwlowery29) August 11, 2018
Alabama insider Matt Zenitz has more details on how Tua played:
Word is that Tagovailoa threw at least three touchdowns with no interceptions while Hurts had three interceptions and didn’t account for any touchdowns.
The first Tagovailoa touchdown was more so an excellent play from sophomore wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, who put a great move on one of Alabama’s defensive backs and then outran other defensive players to the end zone after catching a short pass.
There were at least two more Tagovailoa touchdowns later on, though — one of about 20 yards to redshirt freshman receiver Tyrell Shavers and the one to No. 44, sophomore tight end Kedrick James.
Nick Saban is still unlikely to name either Tua or Jalen Hurts the Week 1 starter ahead of time. Alabama is set to play Louisville on Sept. 1.