Alabama’s offense has been a well-oiled machine this year, so now the Tide are switching things up a bit.
Against Arkansas on Saturday, backup QB Jalen Hurts entered the game, but starter Tua Tagovailoa didn’t leave.
Instead, the Tide had a package where Tagovailoa lined up at wide receiver, and another where Hurts took a handoff as a running back:
Jalen Hurts at QB.
Tua Tagovailoa at WR.
Alabama's offense is getting tricky. pic.twitter.com/qweuTYeWrr
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 6, 2018
Naturally, Alabama fans loved seeing the two quarterbacks on the field at the same time. They took to Twitter in their excitement, as you can see below:
Tons of throws to the tight end and Jalen and Tua on the field at the same time? Locksley operating from the “summer sports radio” page of the playbook.
— Ryan Brown (@RyanBrownWJOX) October 6, 2018
Seeing Tua and Jalen out there at the same time was the most excited I’ve been this season. 🤯
— Clay White (@clay842) October 6, 2018
Opposing teams when Bama can use both Tua Tagovailoa & Jalen Hurts at QB, RB or WR at any given moment pic.twitter.com/BZ0mUdeD6C
— Lunden (@LundenRTR) October 6, 2018
Tua AND Jalen are in the game. ya girl is crying in the car with no tv /:
— jayde (@JaydeSaylor) October 6, 2018
If Tua ever caught a TD pass from Jalen this would be me… pic.twitter.com/ckl75yMO8H
— A Random Bama Fan (@allfullofbama) October 6, 2018
Seeing Tua and Jalen on the field at the same time brings a smile to my face 😁
— Clayton Loper (@ClaytonLoper22) October 6, 2018
— Ki♏️berly🐺🐉 (@WeezleBit) October 6, 2018
Tua and Jalen on the field at the same time pic.twitter.com/1ybb6v1Qv8
— Susanna (@scm4ua) October 6, 2018
We’ll see if OC Mike Locksley gets the two talented players on the field at the same time more often moving forward.