FOX analyst Joel Klatt explains why he's worried about Alabama moving forward
The Alabama Crimson Tide are getting ready to face the Arkansas Razorbacks without star QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Tagovailoa might be able to make it back from ankle surgery in time for a Nov. 9 game against LSU, but it is no guarantee at this point.
On FS1’s “Lock It In” on Wednesday, FOX analyst Joel Klatt said he’s worried about Alabama’s chances to beat LSU if Tagovailoa isn’t at full strength:
“I’m worried for Alabama,” he said. “If Tua’s not 100%, LSU is going to beat them. I really believe that. They start 7 true freshmen this year. They don’t run the ball well. They don’t play good defense like they have the past couple of years. In order to win against LSU, they’re going to have to get into a shootout, and they can’t do that without Tua.”
The Alabama QB had the same surgery done on his other ankle last year and played 28 days later (with somewhat limited effectiveness). How will he fare this time? It’ll be something to monitor moving forward.