Alabama true freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts improved his starting record to 6-0 in Knoxville last Saturday while helping push the Tide’s overall record to 7-0 on the season. The 49-10 rout of Tennessee was just the latest example of how nothing seems to faze the young signal caller.

Playing in front of 102,455 rowdy Rocky Top fans, Hurts piled up 255 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. The performance leaves doubt that Hurts will ever start to show his lack of experience under center for the title-contending Tide.

While Hurts has proven without a doubt he is the best option under center for Alabama, at least one analyst is ready to proclaim the freshman as the best quarterback in the SEC.

During his Monday morning segment on the Out of Bounds radio show with host Bo Bounds, ESPN’s Tom Luginbill was asked who he thought was the best quarterback in the league, between Austin Allen or Chad Kelly. Bounds was shocked when Luguibill said Hurts was his answer. Here’s what Luginbill had to say:

“Absolutely,” Luginbill said. “Let me tell you something, when you consider what it takes for a freshman to provide marginal to average production as a true freshman and you consider what he’s providing now. That is a dangerous football player that with each and every game and each and every day of practice is getting more and more confident, more and more knowledgeable and more and more experienced and already has great players around him. This dude goes on the road to Ole Miss, on the road to Tennessee and those types of environments should have shaken him to the core and he’s not even fazed by it.

Luginbill went a step further, proclaiming few if any head coaches would want to face Hurts right now.

“If you had to poll all the coaches and a said ‘Hey, who’s the guy you probably don’t want to face right now?’ I would be shocked if most, if not all of them, said Jalen Hurts,” Luginbill said.

That’s a bold statement to make for a player with only seven games under his belt. So far Hurts has exceeded every bit of hyperbole placed in front on him. As the pressure continues to mount and the SEC schedule continues to grind, can Hurts continue to do so with these expectations placed upon him?