Then Tagovailoa launched a 41-yard bomb into the end zone, connecting with fellow freshman Devonta Smith to win it all. Ohio State would go on to win the BCS national title. You'll never see anyone like Saban again.
When asked what is so appealing about the Giants job, Arians, who at 65 is just a year younger than Saban, answered: "When we grew up, they were the thing". Alabama couldn't move the ball with Jalen Hurts under center, outside of a few long runs by Hurts, so Saban made the bold, yet calculated move to put Tagovailoa in the game and let his arm try to get the team back in it.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban isn't interested in leaving Alabama to become the coach of the New York Giants. While Tua's parents came to Alabama with him to ease his transition to college, he said early Tuesday that he still feels homesick at times. He has rushed for 1,809 yards and 21 touchdowns.
This week on the Dan Patrick show, Kiffin confidently claimed that Tagovailoa would've transferred from Alabama if he wouldn't have gotten a chance to play in the second half Monday.
Eli Gold plays word association games. 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.
Hurts - a sophomore - entered the game with a 25-2 record as a starter. The Crimson Tide led 17-3 at the half and steadily built its lead in the second half.
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Alabama gained 496 rushing yards, the most in coach Nick Saban's tenure, and the defense shut out Vanderbilt in a 59-0 win in the SEC opener.
Pappanastos set up for what could have a game-winning field goal, but the 36-yard kick sailed wide left and helped send the game to overtime. He was not resigning to a better game plan demonstrated by Georgia in the first half; he was leading. Blankenship connected on a 51-yard field goal to push the Bulldogs ahead 23-20.
The coach said that nothing is ever too big for the player he and his Saint Louis School players called Reverend Tagovailoa because he would recite passages from the Bible and relate them to their situation on the field.
Much of what Frost says is agreeable to many.
In beating Georgia, which was on the brink of its first national title since 1980, Alabama unveiled its next crop of stars. "Give them credit, but I think everybody can see that Georgia's going to be a force to be reckoned with", Georgia coach Kirby Smart added.