The Crimson Tide gained over 600 yards for the third time this season as Alabama crushed Tennessee 45-7 in the 100th game between the two teams.
When Tua signed to play in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, last year, his family moved with him from Hawaii.
It's fitting that CG Technology sports book vice president Matt Holt has a 30-1 futures bet that he placed in May on Georgia to win the national title.
"It was nerve-wracking", Ingram said with a grin.
The Tide rallied from a pair of 13-point deficits, and managed to pull it together after Andy Pappanastos shanked a 36-yard field goal try that would've won the game on the final play of regulation. Tua Tagovailoa outdueled another true freshman, Georgia's Jake Fromm.More news: Brokerages Set NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) PT at $111.87
"He's the man", Ingram said.
"I thought it was unbelievable for the nation to see what we already knew about Tua Tagovailoa", Passas said. "He did his thing".
Most people, including Tagovailoa, probably, believed he was a better quarterback than Hurts, although he never got his big opportunity - until one half remained in the Crimson Tide season.
This exchange between the two quarterbacks shouldn't come as a surprise.
There he claimed freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the unlikely hero who orchestrated Alabama's comeback win over Georgia on Monday night, would have left Alabama if he hadn't gotten into the National Championship game.More news: DACA Deal Or No Deal? Reports Are Mixed
Finally, at the the U.S. Cross-Country National Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, former University of Vermont skier Caitlin Patterson raced to her fourth national title, completing the sweep with a come-from-behind win in the women's classic sprint final.
Tagovailoa wasn't a well-seasoned freshman, having only played in seemingly meaningless minutes throughout the season, although he was heralded as a top quarterback prospect coming out of high school. Tagovailoa drove Alabama to a touchdown on his first possession. Meyer has three. Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher each have one. After the game, everyone seemed to have jumped off the Hurts bandwagon and presumed that Tagovailoa would be the starter next season.
In two seasons, Hurts has accumulated 6,670 yards offensively while being responsible for 61 touchdowns - ranking second all-time in school history behind AJ McCarron (80).
"It was a decision I don't know I would have been courageous enough to make".
The Wilks interview satisfied the NFL's Rooney Rule, which requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching jobs. "I know that's what you all write about and what you talk about and all that".More news: Meryl Streep: 'Oprah is serious about presidential bid'
There's a line in the movie "The Cincinnati Kid" where Edward G. Robinson, playing card shark Lancey Howard, tells Steve McQueen, "You're good, kid, but as long as I'm around you're second best, might as well live with it".