Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Says He Was 'Pretty Close' To Playing At USC
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Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa revealed that he was close to playing football at a different college program before choosing to play for the Crimson Tide. Per LA Times...
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“Our team was USC growing up,” he says. “I used to be No. 11 because of Matt Leinart. He was a lefty, as well.”

Back in 2016, when Tagovailoa was a prized recruit out of Hawaii, there were whispers about him “silently committing” to the Trojans. He acknowledges being “pretty close to going to SC.”

But something happened when Alabama turned up the recruiting heat that spring.
And now he's playing in his second title game.

(The Spun)
Filed Under: Alabama Sports

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It's easy to be great when there's great players around you and everything goes according to plan. But the true ability and nature of a player comes to light when things are not going so great. I've said it before and I will say it again, Tom Brady is a great QB when he has 4 or more seconds to throw the ball, less than 4 and he is barely mediocre. He cannot play at a high level when under pressure. Drew Brews is a hundred times better under pressure than Brady is, so is Eli Manning and a host of other NFL QB's. When Clemson picked 6 Tua's pass and started getting a little pressure, Tua was barely better than average. Trevor Lawrence is a QB beyond his years. He got pressured, but kept his cool and made good throws. BY the time he comes out and to the NFL, Brees will be close to retiring and Payton will be looking for an heir.
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and his family suddenly shows up employed in Alabama,
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Don't care.
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Never sell your soul
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Now he’s getting his arse whooped in the tire game. Choke
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The "tire" game. Sounds like a pretty sick arse movie.
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Show me the money!
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Daddy made him go to Bama.
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Family sold him.
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Dodge Charger Hellcat is what happened.
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Many talks bull shite walks
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That story changed a bit, before this he was rock solid on going to Oregon because his mentor Mariota went there until Bama recruited him and Oregon didn't. When Wyoming starts getting thrown in the mix I'd be worried.
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This!
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Solid title, Buzzfeed
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“Something happened” - I wonder what that could po$$ibly be?
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