There will be a Tagovailoa playing quarterback on Saturday for Alabama.
With Tua Tagovailoa out for the rest of the season, the Crimson Tide’s approach has transformed for Tua’s little brother, freshman quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa.
Alabama had been arranging to redshirt Taulia. Not any more.
Taulia is the team’s new backup quarterback and he’s set to get some playing time from Western Carolina this weekend.
“We’re gonna engage in him this week in this game some form of way irrespective of how the video game goes to attempt to get him some working experience, some taking part in time and ideally some assurance,” head coach Nick Saban said. “When we experienced the unlucky damage past week to Tua, that sort of negated the option to be in a position tor redshirt to Taulia.”
Taulia performed in four game titles as the third quarterback at the rear of his brother and Mac Jones and enters this weekend seven for nine for 65 yards.
His most substantial taking part in time of the 12 months arrived late in Alabama’s gain above Arkansas Oct. 26, when the former four-star recruit done 6 of 8 passes for forty five yards.
He’ll likely get much more alternatives to throw on Saturday, although.
“With him getting now the backup quarterback, we imagined we desired to play him,” Saban said, “because if some thing happens to this quarterback, Mac Jones, he’s heading to be the dude that is obtained to go in the game and consider to gain the sport for us.”
Matt Zenitz is an Alabama and Auburn reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Comply with him on Twitter@mzenitz.