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Latest On The Status Of Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa points directions to a teammate.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs the offense against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tua Tagovailoa and his injury status are the No. 1 storyline in college football right now as we head into Saturday's College Football Playoff games.

Alabama's star quarterback gave an update on his status while speaking to reporters at media day this morning.

The Crimson Tide's star QB maintains that he's at about 85 percent health, but expects to be at 100 percent by kickoff.

"I asked Tua about his '80-85%' comment & if he’ll start. He says he’s 85% healthy now ... & answered the ‘will u start’ question with 'I expect to be 100% by kickoff,'" Dean Blevins tweeted.

That's about what Tagovailoa had said while speaking to reporters on Wednesday.

“I’m getting treatment at this moment,” Tagovailoa said. “But it’s been a lot better. If I could grade it on a scale of 0-100, I’d probably say it’s about 80-85 percent. So, it’s been really good.”

We're just a couple of days away from kickoff now, so it's probably fair to have a little skepticism about Tagovailoa's status heading into Saturday night's game.

Still, it appears that Alabama's star quarterback is set on playing.

Alabama and Oklahoma are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be on ESPN.