Alabama’s Hurts: The nar­ra­tive has al­ready been cre­ated

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

Jalen Hurts fi­nally got to give his own take on Alabama’s much talked about quar­ter­back sit­u­a­tion.

Since get­ting benched for the sec­ond half of the national title game, the two-year starter with the sparkling record has had to re­main silent pub­licly about the sit­u­a­tion. Hurts was blunt in his first chance to speak with re­porters since the af­ter­math of that game in At­lanta at Satur­day’s me­dia day.

“… But that’s al­ways been the ele­phant in the room. For me, no one came up to me the whole spring, coaches in­cluded, no one asked me how I felt,” Hurts said. “No one asked me what was on my mind. No one asked me how I felt about the things that were go­ing on. No­body asked me what my fu­ture held.”

The nar­ra­tive is that he and Tua Tago­v­ailoa are en­gaged in col­lege foot­ball’s most talked about quar­ter­back bat­tle. Then­fresh­man Tago­v­ailoa came off the bench in the sec­ond half to lift Alabama to a come-from-be­hind win over Ge­or­gia, heav­ing the game-win­ning touch­down pass in over­time.

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