As Alabama inches closer to this weekend's game against Arkansas, Nick Saban continues to face questions about how he'll handle his quarterback situation. Since the Crimson Tide won't have Tua Tagovailoa this weekend due to an ankle injury, Mac Jones will be the starter.
Tagovailoa suffered a gruesome-looking injury last Saturday. He underwent a minor procedure on Sunday morning – the same procedure he had on his other ankle before the College Football Playoff last season.
Saban is comfortable with Jones as his starter because of his experience. On the other hand, there are many fans anxious to see freshman quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa - Tua's younger brother.
Even though Alabama is facing an inferior opponent in Arkansas, Saban isn't ready to think about potentially playing the young gunslinger this weekend.
In fact, the head coach of the Crimson Tide had an emphatic response to the media when asked if he'd get Taulia Tagovailoa in the game on Saturday.
"We're not assuming that it's going to be an easy game, and we're not assuming that we'll have an opportunity just to play anybody that wants play, to expedite anything except winning the game."
Taulia could possibly receive playing time if Mac Jones struggles mightily or the Crimson Tide blow out the Razorbacks. Other than that, it seems like Saban is content with his current starting lineup.
Kickoff for the Alabama-Arkansas game is at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday.
We'll see how the Crimson Tide perform without Tua for the first time this season.