Hurts struggles in Alabama Spring Game

Hurts struggles in Alabama Spring Game

Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson says Key has been granted his release.

When Jalen Hurts, Alabama's starting quarterback for two seasons, was benched in favor of true freshman Tua Tagovailoa mid-way through last year's national championship against Georgia, and then when Tagovailoa led the Tide to a thrilling comeback win and game-winning TD throw in OT, it was pretty abundant that controversy was on the horizon.

Sophomore Najee Harris led the rushing attack with 41 yards on 14 carries, while sophomore Devonta Smith was tops for the Tide in receiving, catching five passes for a game-high 87 yards.

Jones threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns leading his team to a win.

"I was not disappointed in the way Jalen played", Nick Saban said, via 247Sports. Meanwhile, Bulovas, who was the kicker for both the Crimson and White teams, finished the day connecting on 5-of-7 field goals, including netting 48- and 49-yard attempts. Robinson had 26 and a score. Marks had 85 yards and a score, whole Townsend had 65 yards and a touchdown.

Senior defensive lineman Raekwon Davis received the Dwight Stephenson Award (Most Valuable Lineman of the A-Day Game), after ending the contest with eight tackles and two sacks.

"All in all, we made a lot of progress this spring".

"Well, we had the first offense playing against the first defense, so I thought the second offense was a little better against the second defense", Saban told reporters after the game, via The Tuscaloosa News' Cecil Hurt. The biggest thing moving forward that we would like the players to focus on is the individual improvements the players need to make, so they have the best opportunity to out-perform the people they have to play against next year. "I hope every individual can point to something that can improve their performance".

"Coach Saban's job is to do what's best for his team".

The announced attendance was 74,732.