Jalen Hurts

Alabama Crimson Tide, Quarterback

2016 Recruit

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Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) looks to pass during the second quarter of the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jalen Hurts leads a group of six SEC players considered early 2017 Heisman candidates.
Dec 26, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (7) attempts a pass against the Miami Redhawks during the first half at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Here is where the SEC West's teams rank right now, from best on down.
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Here are some of my favorite comments from this past week. It feels good to bust this feature out again after it being on hiatus for a while.
Jul 15, 2015; Birmingham, AL, USA; General view of a microphone with an SEC logo while Kentucky Wildcats safety A.J. Stamps (background) speaks to media during SEC media day at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
As we turn the page and look ahead to the 2017 campaign, here's a snapshot for each of the SEC's 14 member institutions in a hundred words or so.
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough (9) sits on the field during the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
The Alabama offense was at its best this season when Bo Scarbrough was the primary running back and relatively healthy. Unfortunately, that didn't happen very often.
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban reacts during a post-game press conference after their loss to Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Clemson for its ability to make plays down the stretch, but there were some missed opportunities to put the game away in the second half for Alabama. Let’s rewind the tape and figure out what went wrong for the Tide.
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) warms up prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Like Clemson, Florida State has essentially been running an SEC-level program for years. The Crimson Tide won't have an edge in terms of pure talent.
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban reacts during a post-game press conference after their loss to Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
There will be no dancing on the Crimson Tide's grave. They're not dead yet. So long as Nick Saban is in charge, the road to the title goes through Tuscaloosa.
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Alabama failed in its bid to win a fifth national championship in eight seasons, losing a 35-31 thriller to Clemson at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
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Alabama will rack up a record number of points as its running game matches scores (and then some) with Deshaun Watson and the Clemson aerial attack.