Data Scout Notes: **2018: HeismanTrophyFinalist/OPOYC/MaxwellWinner/WalterCampPOYWinner/MaxwellFinalist/OBrienFinalist...(+) Coming off Oct 2018 Knee INJ...2017: NAC
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02/15/19 - Steve Sarkisian is returning to Alabama as offensive coordinator, a position he held for the 2016 team in the national championship game loss to Clemson. Alabama coach Nick Saban announced the hiring of Sarkisian and six other assistants on Friday, along with the promotion of Pete Golding to defensive coordinator. Sarkisian took over the offense before that title game played in January 2017 after Lane Kiffin left following the semifinals to begin duties as Florida Atlantic's head coach. The former Southern California head coach then left to become offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons. Falcons coach Dan Quinn fired Sarkisian and his defensive and special teams coordinators after a 7-9 season. - AP College Football
01/08/19 - Tua Tagovailoa dropped back on Alabama's third play of the game, threw in between two receivers and had the ball intercepted and returned for a touchdown. It proved to be that kind of night for the Crimson Tide's uber-talented quarterback, who didn't fare nearly as well as a starter in the College Football Playoff championship game as he did a year ago in relief. Tagovailoa threw two interceptions, was stopped on a pair of fourth-down runs and struggled mightily in the final three quarters of a 44-16 loss to Clemson on Monday night, the most lopsided loss of coach Nick Saban's storied career at Alabama.
"It was a poor decision on my part," Tagovailoa said about the early interception. "I just think we came out, and we were killing ourselves. We shot ourselves in the foot by me throwing that interception for a touchdown, and then not finishing drives the way we wanted to. Just didn't go the way we wanted to." Tagovailoa announced his arrival as a star on this stage a year ago when he came off the bench to throw three TD passes, including the game-winner in overtime to beat Georgia 26-23 for the championship in Atlanta. He followed that up with a Heisman Trophy runner-up campaign, throwing 41 TD passes and only four interceptions for the top-ranked Crimson Tide (14-1) to lead them back to the playoff as a sophomore. - AP College Football
12/26/18 - QB Tua Tagovailoa said Wednesday that his sprained left ankle is at about 80-85 percent. Tagovailoa underwent surgery after sustaining the injury in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 1 against Georgia. The native Hawaiian has thrown for 3,353 yards with 37 touchdowns against four interceptions this season. He completed 67.7 percent of his passes and led the nation in yards per catch (16.9).
12/21/18 - Tua Tagovailoa is optimistic that he will be fully recovered from ankle surgery and ready to play in the Orange Bowl. The Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up said his left ankle will be just fine for the College Football Playoff semifinal game with Oklahoma on Dec. 29. "I'll probably be at 100 percent by the time the game comes," Tagovailoa said Wednesday. "That's my prediction. Definitely." He has been practicing on a limited basis since the top-ranked Crimson Tide began playoff preparations last Friday. Coach Nick Saban has said his star quarterback "is probably ahead of schedule."
Tagovaila suffered a high ankle sprain on the opening series of the Southeastern Conference championship game Dec. 1 against Georgia. He had surgery the next day. Saban says other Tide players have returned in about two weeks from that procedure. Tagovailoa said he has been able to do footwork drills and other work but still hasn't been able to make cuts. "Other than that, there's nothing that's hindering me too much," he said. "It's just the surgery that hurts. My ankle's fine and everything's fine. Just the scar." - AP College Football
12/09/18 - QB Tua Tagovailoa finished second to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray in the Heisman Trophy voting on Saturday. Tagovailoa's 1,871 points were the highest total for a runner-up. Tagovailoa threw for 3,353 yards with 37 touchdowns and just four interceptions while completing almost 68 percent of his passes this year while leading Alabama (13-0) into the College Football Playoff. The Hawaiian native's 202.30 passer rating was second nationally.