Nick Saban shares latest on Tua Tagovailoa ahead of Mississippi State game
For three weeks, the college football media was on “Tua Watch” closely following to see if Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would be able to play against LSU. Now the LSU game has come and gone and there are still questions surrounding Tagovailoa’s health.
On Tuesday, reporters who observed the media viewing of Alabama’s practice noted that Tagovailoa was not particularly active, raising questions about his availability for Week 12 against Mississippi State. On Wednesday’s SEC media teleconference, Nick Saban was asked about his quarterback’s status.
“He has soreness in his ankle from playing in the game,” Saban said on the teleconference. “He is a game-time decision regarding whether he can or cannot play. I don’t even know if he can practice today. It’s kind of day-to-day.”
Three weeks after the tightrope procedure, Tagovailoa was 21-of-40 passing for 418 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception against LSU. On Oct. 26, Mac Jones started for Alabama at QB against Arkansas. Jones was 18-of-22 for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 48-7 win.