Throughout the spring, Saban has said he has no timetable for when he will decide on a starting quarterback and has hinted that he might play both Hurts and Tagovailoa in games.
All eyes were on Jalen Hurts, who is in a tight battle for starting quarterback.
After the contest was over, RB Damien Harris was full of praise for Jones, saying he likes the work Jones has been doing while everyone talks about Hurts and Tagovailoa.
Ultimately, a lot will change between Saturday and the start of the season, but one thing is for sure: The Tide will once again enter the year on the shortlist of national title favorites, and as such, even their exhibition games are well worth watching.
Mention of transferring did not come from Jalen Hurts, but from his father and former high school coach, Averion Hurts, who spoke with Hayes. He broke his finger during the first practice of the spring and further aggravated the injury a week ago. Before the game, Tagovailoa had attempted just 53 passes all year, shepherding the second-string offense through garbage time situations, but his late-game heroics galvanized Alabama, swept the rest of the nation into a frenzy and led many to believe the starting job in Tuscaloosa would be his when the 2018 season kicks off.
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Hurts completed 19 of 37 passes for 195 yards for the White team. "I was not disappointed in the way Jalen (Hurts) played", Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.
". I think at the end of the day everybody has career decisions that they'll have to make", Saban said.
Jones was 23-for-35 for 289 yards.
"All that really matters is how we progress moving forward". "I think Jalen made some good plays in the game, made some good throws". With fellow QB Tua Tagovailoa out due to injury, Hurts had an opportunity to give himself a bump up in the competition. Hurts had perhaps his worst performance of the year in a November loss to Auburn, going 12 of 22 for just 112 yards through the air, and he threw for only 120 yards in the College Football Playoff semifinal win over Clemson. When you're the quarterback, how does what I'm doing affect my unit?
With so much turnover in the Crimson Tide secondary, an impressive showing against the talented first-team receivers should help stabilize a defensive backfield that will get shaken up once the talented trio of cornerback signees arrive in May.