Twitter reacts to Jalen Hurts’ performance in Alabama’s SEC championship game victory

first_imgOne season ago, Tua Tagovailoa replaced Jalen Hurts at halftime of the College Football Playoff national championship game and led Alabama to a come-from-behind overtime victory over Georgia.A year later, the stage was different, the opponent was the same, and the roles were reversed. Tagovailoa struggled and ultimately left the game with an injury in the fourth quarter with the Crimson Tide down one score. Hurts completed 7 of 9 passes for 82 yards, passed for a touchdown and ran for the go-ahead score to lift the Crimson Tide past the Bulldogs, keep their undefeated season (13-0) intact and clinch a spot in the Playoff. Watch college football live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Hurts’ underdog story of losing his starting job and coming back to lead his team to a victory was cheered by many college football personalities on social media.MORE: Georgia-Alabama results, highlightsControversial Fox Sports host Skip Bayless is ready to crown the Heisman winner, and it isn’t Tua.Now that Jalen Hurts is saving Bama in the 4th quarter as Tua watches after a shockingly poor performance – Tua got exposed – congrats, Kyler Murray for winning the Heisman.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 2, 2018It is fair to wonder what the ripple effect will be for players who may want to consider a transfer.How many future transfers did Jalen Hurts just halt? I don’t know, but coaches will use this example as long as football is played.— Travis Haney (@travhaney) December 2, 2018NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport lauded Hurts’ commitment and noted the payoff for his decision.Hard to imagine many players handling a brutally difficult situation like #Bama QB Jalen Hurts did, being replaced at the biggest moment ever… then coming back creating his own moments like this. So, so cool.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 2, 2018An amazing sideline embrace from the two Alabama quarterbacks.Goosebump moment.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 2, 2018ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit offered his take.What an INCREDIBLE example for kids out there that think leaving for greener pastures after seeing 1st sign of adversity is the answer!! Jalen Hurts has shown amazing fortitude all year and has been an AMAZING leader and SUPPORTER of his teammates! And NOW saves his teams dreams!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 2, 2018Hurts also achieved what many before him could not. Jalen Hurts is doing the unimaginable: He is making a nation root for Alabama.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) December 2, 2018Hurts’ career journey already makes for a great documentary. What if I told you out of the Tua options, it was the one that Hurts the most…30 for 30 the Jalen Hurts story— Will Sussis (@willsussis) December 2, 2018High praise from former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy.Jalen Hurts. Simply Amazing.— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) December 2, 2018Leave it to former Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton to have faith in his old teammate.Calling it now. Hurts finna win us the game just watch.— Shaun Dion Hamilton (@iam_sdh20) December 2, 2018Former Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and current Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin praises his former quarterback.#Jalen so happy for him!!!! @JalenHurts @AlabamaFTBL #RTR— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) December 2, 2018last_img

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