Alabama announces press conference featuring Nick Saban, Tua Tagovailoa
In one of the biggest press conferences in Alabama football history, an announcement has been made about when coach Nick Saban and QB Tua Tagovailoa will address the media.
Alabama said Tagovailoa and Saban have set an 11 a.m. local time press conference on Monday for the quarterback to discuss his plans for the 2020 season. Tagovailoa has recently graduated to a crutch from a scooter he used to get around following surgery to repair a dislocated hip suffered against Mississippi State.
Tagovailoa is a junior and was expected to be a top-five NFL draft pick before the injury. The severity of the injury is unknown and his prognosis is up in the air, although optimism abounds about his recovery and ability to play in the NFL.
Tagovailoa was on the sideline for Alabama’s 35-16 victory over Michigan at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. In 32 career games, Tagovailoa had thrown 87 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions.
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Even in a injury-shortened season, Tagovailoa was named the Co-Polynesian Player of the Year, an All-SEC second-team honoree by both the league coaches and the Associated Press, and became the Crimson Tide’s career touchdown responsibility leader with 96 (87 passing, nine rushing). His career passing touchdowns (87) passed AJ McCarron’s previous mark of 77.