Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Kirk Herbstreit Reacts To Alabama's National Title Win

Kirk Herbstreit Reacts To Alabama's National Title Win

And this time, the final win came on the back of a freshman in Tagovailoa, who had a minimal role all season and rallied the Crimson Tide from a rare two-touchdown deficit.

Alabama 26, Georgia 23 seemed like an improbable outcome when the Tide trailed 13-0 at halftime.

Hurts had gone just 3-of-8 passing for 21 yards in the first half while running for 47 yards, and Alabama's offense looked completely stagnant.

"I just thought we had to throw the ball", Saban said of making the change. To the bench went two-year starter Jalen Hurts, who delivered an uneven first half after his effort against Clemson in the semifinals was self-described as not great. You knew this guy was going to be really, really, special.

Spearheading a 26-23 comeback in overtime to give Alabama a national championship, Tagovailoa shocked the college football world.

"I couldn't be prouder of him taking advantage of the opportunity", Saban said.

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In the same breath, it isn't overly intuitive to criticize a 19-year-old for being joyful after the game, even if this thought process was simply viewed through the prism of how a different individual would feel.

What happens next with the starting quarterback competition remains a mystery. Former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said Tuesday morning in an interview with The Dan Patrick Show that if Tagovailoa didn't play in the national championship game, he would've transferred.

So it was pandemonium for Alabama and their fans, heartbreak for Georgia and theirs, and now a lot of people will be trying to wrap their tongues around the name Tagovailoa, who became one of the most unexpected heroes on the biggest stage of all, in a game he probably never expected to get into when it started.

"The amusing thing is, if this second half doesn't flip like this and Alabama's (not) moving the ball, it doesn't change - people that really know what's going on would tell you that Tua was leaving", said Kiffin, who just completed an 11-3 season in his first year as head coach at Florida Atlantic.

Kiffin, who recruited numerous players still on Alabama's roster, said "no doubt" when Patrick asked him to clarify that he meant Tagovailoa would have transferred. If Tagovailoa is named the starter in Spring ball, does Hurts transfer? There was a rush to be the first to usher in the demise of Nick Saban and the almighty Crimson Tide.

And finally, it was the 41-yard bomb to DeVonta Smith in overtime that sealed yet another Alabama crown.

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