Tua Tagovailoa, the highly-touted Alabama quarterback’s season is over after dislocating his hip in the second quarter of a 38-7 win over Mississippi State, on Saturday in Starkville.
The only question is how will his absence impact the rest of the Crimson Tide’s season? Has Nick Saban potentially cost his team an Iron Bowl win?
I said before Saturday that if I was Nick, I wouldn’t have played Tagovailoa, unless we really needed him, which was highly unlikely.
If I was in Nick Saban’s position, I would’ve started Mac Jones and then given Taulia Tagovailoa a chance, to give Tua a chance to heal.
I wouldn’t have played him again until the Iron Bowl, but instead, Saban, being the risk taker that he is, gave Tua the start, not only putting his quarterback’s health in his own hands, but also putting his entire team’s chances in the Iron Bowl in his own hands.
That decision back fired on Saban, who is in his 13th season at Alabama, when Tagovailoa was carted off of the field in the second quarter.
I believe that he has potentially dashed his chances at beating Auburn in the Iron Bowl in Auburn in two weeks because of that one decision. We’re all praying for you Tua.
You’ve got to be smarter, Nick!
Picture: Roll Bama Roll
It all started back in May of 2014, I went through a lot of tough times back in 2014, and my friend was having her 16th birthday party somewhere around the 15th or 20th of that month and I had heard that a rock band called Framing The Red, out of Jackson, Mississippi, would be playing the party.
At the time, I only knew one of their songs and that is because I looked them up on YouTube. Besides that one song, I really didn’t know what to expect but I wanted to celebrate my friend’s 16th birthday with her.
When I got to the party, I could hear the music from outside of the venue, I knew the music must be good if I could hear it before even reaching the door.
I walked in and greeted my friend and several other friends that were at the party. As the night grew older, the music got better and I’m so glad that I went to the party because this band has become some of my best friends.
Unlike some bands, they play a majority of original with a few mixed in just to keep your attention.
As I was leaving the party that night, each member shook my hand and introduced themselves to me.
They have had a few changes over the years, but they haven’t let that slow them down at all. These guys play somewhere around 200 to 250 shows a year all across the country, from New York to California and everywhere in between. Thank you, Paul Cox for introducing me to this band. They definitely changed my life.
If you haven’t heard them, I highly recommend you go look them up on YouTube and everywhere else. If you like Southern Rock, you won’t be disappointed. Music truly is the best medicine.
Austin Riley has been in the major leagues just over a week, eight days to be exact, but he’s playing like he’s been in “The Peach State” all year long. Riley is also making his presence felt not only on the field but also in the clubhouse. To be honest with you, he reminds me a lot of a switch-hitter from DeLand, Florida, Atlanta Braves legend and 2018 National Baseball Hall of Famer, Chipper Jones. Over Austin Riley’s first eight days in the Atlanta clubhouse, he’s had 30 at-bats and has hit to the tune of a .367 average with 4 home runs, 9 RBI, a .406 on-base percentage and a 1.206 OPS. It’s looking like he wants to stay right where he is with Atlanta. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this kid will be special just give him time although he is already proving that he is the spark the Braves needed in the lineup. He’s got a long way to go but he’s proving his worth so far. I just can’t get enough of this kid.