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Mark Ingram on Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa: 'He's the man'

13 Janvier 2018

On a night when Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough were bottled up by the Georgia defense for a combined 40 yards on 10 carries, Alabama had to turn to another freshman to inject some life into the stagnant offense.

The Crimson Tide scored 50-plus points in back-to-back SEC games for the first time since 1945 in a 66-3 win over Ole Miss.

History: It would be tempting to turn around the Giants and build a dynasty there, but Saban is 12 years older than Gruden.

Las Vegas sports books will be big Bulldogs fans in Monday's College Football Playoff national championship.

If you stayed up late to see Alabama win 26-23 in overtime, bully (or "Dilly dilly!") for you. A true freshman quarterback came off the bench to guide a rally that became a stunning overtime victory. But instead of having his eyes glued to the action as Tua Tagovailoa found Calvin Ridley for the game-tying touchdown pass, Fitzpatrick was a bit preoccupied.

Assuming that Calvin Ridley heads to the National Football League as expected, Alabama's receiving corps seems to be in pretty good hands. At times he still had the markings of a freshman: he threw an interception in the third quarter when all his receivers, expecting a run, were downfield blocking, and he nearly fouled up the last few seconds of regulation, forcing Saban to put Hurts back in to manage the clock. Damien Harris had a game-high 72 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Bo Scarbrough ran for two scores.

There are plenty of others, too, waiting their turn.

Holt said his book took two $100,000 bets on Alabama on the money line (minus-190) Monday and two $100,000 bets on Alabama minus-4. And I want to take a poll of the hundred-and-whatever-30 coaches out there - head coaches - how many of them would have given anything to have him on their team? Saban has Frost beat by a full calendar year in the "recognizing Tagovailoa's talent" game. He's the guy that keeps everything running smoothly.

"Somebody tried to give me a game ball", he said.

You might note Alabama has the best players in the country at his disposal, but Ohio State works with pretty much the same ingredients. "He has unbelievable talent, unbelievable release and can get out of trouble as you saw"'. I mean, one of the first things that I said to Jalen was we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. He was chosen the offensive player of the national championship game and looked very good at times. "Just to get taught by him and him giving me attention I didn't deserve, it was just awesome".

"They told me last week our out-of-state applications are up 40 percent in one year, since we've been here", Kiffin told Travis.

If there was ever any doubt that Saban will go down as the greatest ever to prowl a college sideline, it was totally erased with the championship that pulled him even with the Bear.

Mark Ingram on Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa: 'He's the man'