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I have heard about a zillion times from announcers and pundits in the NFL and in college football - If you have two quarterbacks, you really have zero quarterbacks.
Seems like Nick Saban and Alabama didn't get that memo. Or really don't care, because they are able to do whatever they want and always come out on top regardless.
Last season Alabama's Crimson Tide used 2 quarterbacks late in the season, and it resulted in yet another National Championship. To begin the 2018-19 it's no different. Apparently they have two of the most talented quarterbacks in the country and aren't having any issue letting them share the spotlight.
The stats are pretty staggering so far as well:
The starter of the first 3 games, Tua Tagovailoa, is 36-50 for 646 yards, 8 TDs and 0 INTs. In his 20 drives, 14 of them have resulted in touchdowns, and 1 in a field goal.
And then Jalen Hurts, last year's clear starter who has seen his role diminish to a time-share with Tua, is still playing great as well: he is 19-28 for 248 yards, with 4 TDs and only 1 pick.
Alabama leads the nation in scoring through 3 weeks with 56.7 points/game. And no game has been even remotely close yet.
So is Alabama bucking this trend that 2 qbs = 0 qbs simply because of how well they recruit talent? Or is Nick Saban really that good at his job? Seems to me Tua should be their one and only QB, but how do you not give Hurts playing time when he has won 26-28 games he has been a part of? Is this model really sustainable for any other team as a strategy, or is this just a luxury of Alabama at the moment?
Also will be interesting to see if Alabama starts a trend in college football (and maybe even eventually the NFL as well), to make the next en vogue thing to be the 2 Quarterback strategy.