ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03:  Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide scores a touchdown against the USC Trojans in the third quarter during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tweets from when Jalen Hurts fumbled on his first snap in Alabama’s opener against USC

Before star Alabama freshman Jalen Hurts became the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide, he fought a three-way battle with redshirt freshman Blake Barnett and redshirt junior Cooper Bateman for the job. In Alabama’s first game against USC on September 3rd, Barnett was named starter and took the snaps for Bama’s first few possessions. With the Tide down 3-0 with 2:44 left in the 1st quarter, in came Hurts, and in his first snap, did this…

Here are some tweets from right after the fumble…

But even after the fumble, Bama. Coach Nick Saban stuck with the true freshman, and was rewarded handsomely. Beginnng on his 3rd possession Hurts dominated the rest of the game en route to 52-6 Alabama rout.  His final numbers…

The 14-0 Crimson Tide will play Clemson tonight for the National Championship in Tampa.


Fred Segal

About Fred Segal

Fred Segal, 35, grew up in the Miami, Florida area and currently lives in Coral Springs, Florida, with his wife and two children. He is currently an attorney practicing in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the law firm Broad and Cassel. Fred is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a rabid, borderline unhealthy, supporter of the Florida Gators.