Still stinging from that one, especially after last year. That's twice I thought we had 'em, but they just won't stay "had".
If it had to shake down that way, I'm glad that Jalen Hurts got his moment in the spotlight, especially after showing so much character and class after last year's National Championship game. I thought that would always be his "finest hour," but now he's topped it.
I know that he needs to transfer. His stated goal is that he wants to play in the NFL...and to do that, he needs to wind up his college career with one more good year as a starter somewhere. (Of course, he's got "leading Alabama to the national championship game twice" already on his resume.) You have to figure that Tagovailoa will remain the starter after he heals up, so Jalen really needs to transfer somewhere HE can be the starter. And he's got one more year of eligibility. Talk is (here in Birmingham) that Dan Mullen's coming after him real hard to come play at Florida. And I'm seeing reports that he's considering Ohio State and Oklahoma.
I have to admit, it would be a little sad to see him playing against Alabama for someone else...especially another SEC team. But he's gotta do what he's gotta do, and I wish him luck wherever he winds up.