With Tua Tagovailoa firmly entrenched as Alabama’s starting quarterback next year, former starter Jalen Hurts chose to enter the NCAA’s “transfer portal” earlier this week. That doesn’t mean he’s transferring just yet – but it does mean he’s looking into it.
In the few days since, there has been plenty of speculation regarding where Hurts could wind up. One school appears to be emerging as a favorite.
Friday morning, Miami officially hired away Alabama assistant Dan Enos – bringing him on as its new offensive coordinator. Enos worked with Hurts a great deal at Alabama.
Now, CaneSport.com is reporting that Hurts is expected to visit Miami this weekend.
— CaneSport (@CaneSport) January 11, 2019
Hurts, a two-year starter at Alabama, lost his job in the national title game a year ago to Tagovailoa. While he saw some action this year, Tagovailoa was the team’s starting quarterback.
If Hurts does choose Miami, it could influence where Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell lands. If Martell is eligible to play in 2019, he likely won’t want to sit behind Hurts at Miami.
We’ll know more after this weekend.