Tuesday, August 23, 2016

ESPN reports that Jalen Hurts should be the starter

Watching ESPN today and one of the topics of the day read, will a freshman play for Alabama? The panelist stated that they heard from a source in the Tide's camp, that Jalen Hurts has earned the trust of the team and the coaches. They would go on to say that, Hurts should be the starter if he has outplayed all the competition. Nick Saban himself has said once a player has won the team he will play him. Put two and two together and I think we have our starting quarterback.

However, it is speculated that Nick Saban, being the mastermind he is, will not announce him the starter until the game begins on the 3rd of Sept, because he does not want to lose another player to transfer.  

Do you think Nick will announce his starter before the game or will we have to wait and see?

Preseason AP Top 25 poll: Alabama Kings of the Hill at #1

 Full AP Pre-Season Top 25
  1. Alabama (33)
  2. Clemson (16)
  3. Oklahoma (4)
  4. Florida State (5)
  5. LSU Tigers (1)
  6. Ohio State (1)
  7. Michigan Wolverines (1)
  8. Stanford Cardinal
  9. Tennessee Volunteers
  10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  11. Ole Miss
  12. Michigan State Spartans
  13. TCU Horned Frogs
  14. Washington Huskies
  15. Houston Cougars
  16. UCLA Bruins
  17. Iowa Hawkeyes
  18. Georgia Bulldogs
  19. Louisville Cardinals
  20. USC
  21. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  22. North Carolina Tar Heels
  23. Baylor Bears
  24. Oregon Ducks
  25. Florida Gators
Others receiving votes: Miami, Texas A&M, Utah Utes , Washington State Cougars , Boise State Broncos , San Diego State Aztecs , Wisconsin Badgers , Auburn Tigers , Pittsburgh Panthers , Arkansas Razorbacks , Texas, Nebraska Cornhuskers , Navy Midshipmen , Northwestern Wildcats , Western Kentucky, South Florida Bulls , Toledo Rockets
A breakdown by conference:
  • SEC: 6 (four of the top 11)
  • Pac-12: 5
  • ACC: 4 (two of the top four)
  • Big 12: 4
  • Big Ten: 4
  • American: 1
  • Independent: 1