Bama Game Thread: Tua Announcment - Watch Live & Discuss (11am CT)

Prior to the announcement: He stays / He goes?

  • He stays

    Votes: 20 25.3%
  • He goes

    Votes: 59 74.7%

  • Total voters
    79
  • Poll closed .

TideEngineer08

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I would give a month's salary if they got up there and Coach Saban says "thank you everyone for coming out. Tua has been off his feet most of the past 2 months so he's got a lot of ukulele practice in and has a few new songs he wants to share with us. Tua, take it away." And then just have him start playing in front of a stunned media audience.

Alas, I'm sure he's going to tell us all thanks for the memories. Roll Tide either way.
 

Sensation77

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Selfishly, I'd love for him to stay, but we can't be upset if he leaves. He's proven himself worthy, and will always hold a special place in Bama history. I think Mac has shown that he is capable of leading a championship caliber team, so we will be in good hands there. If someone is good enough to beat him for the job, then they are truly special, so that makes it even better. I know we all love Tua, and would love to see him in Crimson for one more season, but Bama will be fine, either way. We should all support whatever decision he makes. The kid deserves that from us.
 

bamatex55

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First post in a long time. As much as I would like for Tua to stay, I think he is gone. His talent, skill and leadership are the stuff of legends. His time at the capstone has been sadly brief , but we are better as his attitude dealing with injuries have been an inspiration to us all. Full season championship no, H trophy no. Another legend in Crimson tide lore? YES
 
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TIDE-HSV

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Very proud of Tua and support his decision either way 100%. Just hope Lia stays as that kid can play.
I sort of doubt that he does. He's not really made enough noise to replace Jones yet, much less stave off Young. Then there's the predilection for close Polynesian families to stick together. In addition, there's just enough flame behind all the smoke in this particular case to suggest that outcome. Given the way families think and QBs act these days, we're almost certain to lose someone. IMO, that's going to be Lia...
 

bamacon

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I’m thinking that the doctor’s appointment was the main factor in his decision. It hinged on the progress and prognosis for full recovery. By all accounts that seems to have gone as well as it possibly could. This is why I think he’ll declare for the draft.
 

bamacon

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I sort of doubt that he does. He's not really made enough noise to replace Jones yet, much less stave off Young. Then there's the predilection for close Polynesian families to stick together. In addition, there's just enough flame behind all the smoke in this particular case to suggest that outcome. Given the way families think and QBs act these days, we're almost certain to lose someone. IMO, that's going to be Lia...
and honestly, knowing their culture, I cannot blame him and I certainly don’t hold it against him. I will wish him nothing but the best regardless.