Kirk Herbstreit shares inside info he's hearing on Tua Tagovailoa's status for LSU
Tua Tagovailoa is a “game-time decision” for Alabama’s matchup against LSU on Saturday, according to head coach Nick Saban. However, it appears the Crimson Tide quarterback will likely be suiting up.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said during a media conference call on Wednesday that he’s heard positive things about Tagovailoa’s recovery from right ankle surgery.
“I think he’s going to be fine,” Herbstreit said on the call, according to Alex Byington of the Montgomery Advertiser. “I’ve talked to people down there and unless there’s some kind of setback within the game, I expect him to be very capable of being the Tua we expect.”
Tagovailoa missed Alabama’s last game against Arkansas on Oct. 26, which the Crimson Tide won, 48-7. Prior to his injury, the junior was having a stellar season, passing for 2,166 yards, 27 touchdowns and two interceptions in seven games.
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Alabama likely needs Tagovailoa in order to take down LSU at home, as the Tigers are also one of the top teams in the nation. It’s a huge game that should determine which team wins the SEC West and goes on to play in the conference championship game, and it will also affect the College Football Playoff landscape.
The No. 2 Crimson Tide and No. 1 Tigers are set to kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.