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It looks as though Nick Saban is incapable of making a choice. Alabama’s head coach will use both Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback in their season opener on Saturday.
“I think we have two guys that are weapons and they’ve both played well, so the plan is to play both guys in the game,” Saban told ESPN's Chris Fowler. “So the only issue is who plays first, and we’ll decide that when the time comes.”
But eventually you have to decide, right? Competition is all well and good, but a quarterback rotation doesn’t often work. So, yes, Saban will ultimately have to hurt somebody’s feelings. Now we know that’s not a worry for him. We just don’t know how long he’s going to ride this idea.
“Just like every position, there’s good competition at quarterback,” Saban said back on August 21, via the ESPN.com report. “And nobody’s backing away from that competition.”