As Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa recovers from his ankle injury he suffered in the SEC Championship game, Nick Saban told the media on Monday that his recovery is ahead of schedule and expects him to be ready on December 29 against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

But could backup quarterback Jalen Hurts help the Crimson Tide win a national championship if Tagovailoa is unable to go?

Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss what kind of game does he expect between the Crimson Tide and the Sooners, early score prediction, can the Crimson Tide win the national championship without Tagovailoa under center, and the conversation of expanding the College Football Playoffs.

For more of Barrett Sallee's analysis on Alabama/Oklahoma, make sure you watch the video above the article.

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