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Sport Nick Saban explains Alabama’s quarterback situation heading into Week 2

18:05  08 september  2018
18:05  08 september  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Nick Saban refused to reveal Alabama ’ s starting quarterback until the Crimson Tide’s first game of the season was already underway, but the No. 1 team in Saban officially named a starting quarterback before any reporter could ask at his Week 2 opening press conference. “ I think everybody knows that

Nick Saban talks about Alabama ' s quarterback situation at media day.

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Nick Saban refused to reveal Alabama's starting quarterback until the Crimson Tide's first game of the season was already underway, but the No. 1 team in the country has an official starter heading into Saturday's home game against Arkansas State.

Saban officially named a starting quarterback before any reporter could ask at his Week 2 opening press conference.

"I think everybody knows that Tua's going to start this game and we're going to use Jalen's skill-set in the future to help however we feel that he can benefit the team. I just want to be clear with everyone that I have done this in the past where we don't say who the starter's going to be for the first game and we give both quarterbacks an opportunity to play in the game, which is exactly what we did in this game. Not a whole lot different than what we've done in the past.

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Nick Saban explains Alabama ' s quarterback situation heading into Week 2 . September 8, 2018 10:03 am · Nick Schwartz. Nick Saban has named Tua Tagovailoa the starter for Week 2 . reply 284 shares.

Former Alabama coach Lane Kiffin said earlier this week that he expected Saban to play both Hurts and Tagovailoa in order to keep one of them from transferring away. Saban explained his solution to the quarterback controversy in an interview that aired on College GameDay, but we’ll have to wait for

…. Just to be clear on something is I love all of our players on our team. And I think as parents out there, you can relate to this, that you love all your children. And sometimes, some of your children do things a little better than others. That doesn't mean you vilify one and put the other on a pedestal, especially publicly, because you want to support and help both to be successful."

Alabama is a 36.5-point favorite against Arkansas State on Saturday, so it's possible that Hurts could see significant time if the Crimson Tide open a big lead. It will be far more interesting to see how Saban juggles his quarterbacks once Alabama moves into SEC play against tougher opponents.

Saban was asked what he learned about his quarterbacks in Week 1 by ESPN's Maria Taylor immediately after Alabama's victory over Louisville, and Saban snapped back with an angry response.

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Nicholas Lou Saban Jr. (/seɪbən/; born October 31, 1951) is an American football coach who has been the head football coach at the University of Alabama since 2007.

Nick Saban ripped Alabama students for not watching a blowout in classic Saban rant. October 4, 2018 2:43 pm · Andrew Joseph. Of course. NCAAF 08 Sep 18. Nick Saban explains Alabama ' s quarterback situation heading into Week 2 .

"I think both guys can help our team, all right?" he said. "So why do you continually try to get me to say something that doesn't respect one of 'em? I'm not going to, so quit asking."

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Tagovailoa, No. 1 Alabama blow out Arkansas State, 57-7 .
Tua Tagovailoa passed for three first-quarter touchdowns and Jalen Hurts added two more before halftime, combining to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 57-7 victory over Arkansas State. The Crimson Tide racked up big plays on the way to a 40-0 halftime lead while rotating the quarterbacks who battled for the job throughout the offseason. Coach Nick Saban officially announced Tagovailoa would remain the starter Monday, but both were big parts of the plan again.Tagovailoa finished 13 of 19 for 228 yards and four TDs. He led seven drives and tossed in runs of 15 and 12 yards in the second half.

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