Nick Saban: There Really is No Quarterback Controversy
Many people were intrigued to see how the quarterback position developed during Alabama's spring camp, and now that it's complete, Nick Saban wants to put an end to any talk of quarterback controversy.
During a trip to Mobile on Tuesday, the head coach made a brief appearance with the media and was asked about the competition between his two quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa.
"Jalen Hurts played a lot of good football for us last year, and he's certainly made a lot of progress this spring," Saban said. "Even though all of you in the press are trying to make a quarterback controversy out of nothing, which is what you're doing right now, there really isn't one."
Hurts capped off the spring with a 301-yard passing day and quarterbacked the winning team at A-day. The performance did nothing to create concerns about his development at the position.
Tagovailoa, meanwhile, looked sharp in his Alabama debut. The true freshman threw for 313 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception for the White team.
"The competition that they offer each other is probably healthy for both and hopefully will make both players better players. We're just looking forward and feel fortunate to have two outstanding young men that can play at a high level at that position."