On Monday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide were trailing the Georgia Bulldogs 13-0 at halftime of the National Championship Game.
That’s when coach Nick Saban made the bold decision to replace starting QB Jalen Hurts with backup Tua Tagovailoa, who then led the Tide to a thrilling overtime victory.
On Friday, legendary coach Steve Spurrier joined “The Paul Finebaum Show” and weighed in on Alabama’s decision, saying he would have made the move sooner:
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) January 12, 2018
Spurrier was a talented quarterback himself, so he knows what to expect from the game’s most-important position. Saban, however, is a defensive coach, so the decision was likely a little tougher for him.
Still, it was eventually made and it proved to be the right one, as the Tide claimed their fifth title under Saban.
Now, we will have to wait and see who ends up winning the starting job when the 2018 season kicks off next fall.