Nick Saban provides update on Alabama's ongoing QB battle
The entire college football world is awaiting a decision from coach Nick Saban on whether Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa will start at quarterback for Alabama this season.
On Tuesday, he provided a little bit of insight into the battle, though there’s no final decision just yet.
Speaking with Chris Low of ESPN, Saban said both guys are playing well and there might be chances for both to play this fall:
“Both guys (Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa) are playing pretty well, so we’ll just keep going and see if anybody separates,” Saban told ESPN on Tuesday.
“There could be a role for both of them, but there’s been no decision made either way. Just like every position, there’s good competition at quarterback, and nobody’s backing away from that competition. As much as anybody, the other kids on the team will let us know which one of those guys gives us the best chance to win. The good thing is that we’ve won with both.”
There are still a few more practices to go before a decision needs to be made, so it’s likely both will continue to take first-team reps.
Who starts in Week 1 against Louisville, though, remains a mystery.