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ESPN Announcer Makes Bold Prediction About Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium.

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama will begin its national title defense on Saturday against Louisville. The Tide still haven't officially named a starting quarterback.

While he hasn't been dubbed the starter, Tua Tagovailoa is the odds-on favorite to lead the 'Bama offense. It seems like things have been trending that way since Tagovailoa led a remarkable second-half comeback in the national title game.

Despite still lacking a wealth of experience, Tagovailoa enters the season with major expectations. He's considered one of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy.

One ESPN announcer is thinking even bigger than that though. He made quite the bold prediction about Tagovailoa today.

ESPN and SEC Network play-by-play guy Tom Hart foresees Tagovailoa one day being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Now, Hart specified that this was a bold prediction, so take it with a little grain of salt. It is definitely hyperbolic.

Assuming Tagovailoa is the starter, we will see how he fares when the spotlight is on him and he's "the guy."

Alabama and Louisville will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday on ABC.