Reason Why Nick Saban Kept Tua In Alabama Blowout Revealed
The reason why Nick Saban kept Tua Tagovailoa in Alabama’s blowout against the Bulldogs has been revealed.
With the Crimson Tide up 35-7 going into halftime of Saturday’s game against Mississippi State, there was no good reason for him to keep Tagovailoa in the game.
When Tagovailoa went down with what appeared to be a brutal hip injury at the end of the second quarter, people immediately began to question why Saban hadn’t taken him out.
Initially it was suggested that Tagovailoa lobbied Saban to keep him in, but that was later dispelled.
During the halftime interview, Saban revealed the real reason Tagovailoa was permitted to keep playing.
#Bama coach Nick Saban at halftime interview on Tua: “That was going to be his last series. We were going to put Mac in and we said ‘Let’s put Tua in before the half for 2-minute (drill) just for practice.”
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 16, 2019
“That was going to be his last series,” he said.
“We were going to put Mac in and we said ‘Let’s put Tua in before the half for 2-minute (drill) just for practice’”
Saban was visibly shaken by what had transpired.
“He hurt his hip. I don’t know anything else more than that. That was going to be his last series of half,” Saban said.
“Certainly I don’t want to see anybody get hurt, especially not him.”