While noting he's happy with decision to go pro, Tua Tagovailoa admits he didn't accomplish any of his goals this season at Alabama
Tua Tagovailoa has made his final decision to declare early for the 2020 NFL Draft and while they say not to look back after making such a big decision, the former Alabama star made some recent comments to a Hawaii news outlet that suggests he is definitely looking back at his time in Tuscaloosa and what could have been.
We will never know how far Alabama could have gone this season with a healthy Tagovailoa under center all season but the odds are the Tide would have not finished out the season in the Citrus Bowl if the team’s starting quarterback did not suffer a serious injury against Mississippi State back in mid-November.
That’s something Tagovailoa himself is currently wondering after seeing LSU win the national championship this week with a 42-25 win over Clemson.
“Man, I didn’t accomplish, you know, everything I wanted to accomplish in college,” Tagovailoa said to KHON2 in Hawaii.
“You know there’s a lot of goals that I didn’t accomplish, I don’t think I accomplished one goal this past season, you know? Probably due to the injury, you know, but, you know, I think there’s always more, you can always do more. There’s not one thing you know in life that you can say like, ‘Okay this is it,’ you know?
“There’s always more that you can do, you know you get someone to come in, you know, to look at a paper, you know? They’ll tell you what they feel like you should do, there’s more you can do. You know you feel your content with your workouts, hey there’s more that you can do, you know? So, you know, leaving all of this behind you know it’s hard, you know, because, I mean, deep down I know I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to in college.
“You know, but that’s just the game you know? You make business decisions in life, you know, and sometimes it’s, it’s a lot harder than, than it is on the flip side. But yeah, you know, it’s a decision that I made and, you know, I’m happy with it I gotta live with it you and I’m going to make the best of it.”
That certainly sounds like a player that was torn on what to do heading into the 2020 season but with his mind made up and an agent hired, there’s no going back for Tagovailoa.