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    Should Tua be redshirted?

    Assuming Hurts keeps the starting job and doesn't get injured, should they just redshirt Tua and let Mac Jones handle all the mop-up snaps? I'm also assuming Tua won't transfer at that idea. LOL

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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    No - your #2 QB plays. You never know when you might need him.

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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    The best possible scenario I can imagine, is for a graduate transfer to come in and take those mop-up snaps. Mac doesn't seem ready, and Tua while showing flashes of brilliance might not be either. A graduate transfer would give a veteran presence at the position and allow for mop-up duty without burning a redshirt.

    Having said that, that requires three things basically. A: It couldn't interfere with any promises Saban might have made, B: It requires a free scholarship, and C: It requires a graduate transfer that could fill that role. But, that's the ideal scenario in my mind. If something were to happen to Hurts, for instance causing him to miss multiple games, then I think taking the redshirt off Tua could become the best choice. But, using up a year of his eligibility in mop-up duty? I'd just hate to see that and it seems to me it would just up the chances that Tua transfers (basically putting him in a win the starting job or transfer position).

    As of right now though, given the options, Tua is the #2 and he won't be able to redshirt.
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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    Given we didn't see any walk-on QBs such as Montana Murphy, I think it is pretty clear that Tagovailoa is going to be the backup quarterback and receive a fair number of snaps if we blow people out frequently.
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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    No Tua will not redshirt, he also was holding for field goals and extra points.

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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    Now, there's a chance that Tua will be #2, but Mac Jones take snaps... Or if the new redshirt rules apply, Tua/Jones can play up to 4 games and then get redshirt.
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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    Quote Originally Posted by tide power fan View Post
    No Tua will not redshirt, he also was holding for field goals and extra points.
    Don't mean anything at all. We have a kicker coming in the fall, so for all we know they could put someone different there... who knows.
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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustNeedMe81 View Post
    Don't mean anything at all. We have a kicker coming in the fall, so for all we know they could put someone different there... who knows.
    I get the feeling that in the very least they promised Tua a shot in the spring. Let him do all the things a QB does and make a run at the starting job. To go in with only 3 QBs, without a plan B to having true freshman QBs as backups doesn't just show a lot of confidence in those freshmen, it also seems like the sort of thing you might guarantee them to insure they signed. Now, for all I know that might extend into the season. I always felt like 3 scholarship QBs isn't enough, I've seen 3 get hurt before, we saw a situation last year where they started with 4, and there became a discussion of whether or not Stewart could play QB (if Hurts was injured, since Cornwell was hurt and Bateman could have transferred before the championship game). I just can't imagine that Saban considers it ideal to only have 3 scholarship QBs and only true freshmen providing depth at the position, so it seems to be some part of this in the least had to do with securing those guys.
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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    Never know when you may need to go with the backup. The goal every season is to win a championship. I'd rather have someone ready to take over if we had to go there. I'm sure Tua is a team guy but i doubt he came to Bama to sit on the bench while a grad transfer comes in to be our #2 but who knows.

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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    I have suggested the same thing as Krazy. But will you find someone willing to come here and do nothing but mop up with almost zero chance of starting?

    On the plus side, you get your MBA paid for and you can put Nick Saban as a reference on your resume.


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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    No

    Play tua in relief to prepare him in case we do need him. Don't worry too much about 2019 in 2017.

    Mac jones needs a redshirt. Tua needs time to adjust to the speed of sec defenses, only real way to do that is to get some time against them. He will develop better on the field.

    Not only is it good for tua, but also for jalen. We won't have to keep jalen in games when we are up by multiple scores just to maintain the lead like we did last year after Barnette ran away 4 games in. Jalen also seems to respond well to having a backup who can push him to succeed, the same reason he plays better after a mistake. Or struggled against clemsons d for the whole second half only to turn it on when we were down.

    Red shirting tua would be bad for tua, bad for Mac jones if he wee to have to take hits at his current size, and bad for jalen and maybe even our wr core, who may be as many as 7 to 9 quality guys deep once ruggs and smith are added to the roster.

    And if we had room for a grad transfer, A. Byers would be joining the team in the fall. There's no more room, for scholarships without further transfers from the roster. And if they ARE looking for a graduate transfer right now he better be able to play d line or kick a field goal.
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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    I also fee that if any qb we had on the roster a year ago, NOT named right jalen hurts, was our starter going into 2017, tua would win that job eventually, even from Barnette. Just no reason to keep tua on the sideline late in blowout games.

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    Re: Should Tua be redshirted?

    No. I would think everyone knows Coach Saban's personality/mindset/personality by now but......

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