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Alabama junior QB Jalen Hurts (ankle) is still considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's game against The Citadel.

Hurts didn't play against Mississippi State, as he was only considered available in an "emergency" situation. It wouldn't be a surprise if that's the case again Saturday against an FCS program, and Mac Jones would likely be the replacement when this becomes a blowout.
Nov 12 - 3:45 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban told reporters that sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa will practice on Monday.

Saban also told reporters that he expects to use Tagovailoa despite the fact that Alabama is playing Citadel, and had some choice words for people who believed they knew better. Moving on. Tagovailoa left Saturday's win against Mississippi State, but it sounds like his removal was precautionary. Jalen Hurts remains day-to-day, so it could be a lot of Mac Jones when this game gets out of hand on Saturday.
Nov 12 - 3:43 PM

Alabama junior TE Irv Smith snagged five passes for 70 yards in a 24-0 win over Mississippi State.

Smith was the leading receiver in this one, but he breaks his touchdown streak of four games. The Tide won't complain too much, and neither should Smith; one of the most improved draft prospects in college football. Don't be surprised if the 6-foot-4, 241-pound tight end finds the end zone again against The Citadel next Saturday.
Nov 10 - 7:05 PM

Alabama junior RB Joshua Jacobs ran for 97 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown and caught two passes for 12 yards and a score in a 24-0 victory over Mississippi State.

The Crimson Tide struggled -- relatively, anyway -- to throw the football against Mississippi State, but Jacobs had another quality game, and came up just short of the century mark. His touchdown showed an impressive jump-cut on the rushing touchdown, and his touchdown was a swing route from Tua Tagovailoa to extend the lead to 21-0. Jacobs and Alabama play The Citadel next Saturday for some reason.
Nov 10 - 7:00 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said after Saturday's win over Mississippi State that sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa (quad) is doing well.

"He just got beat up. I think he's fine," Saban said of his starting quarterback during his postgame interview with CBS Sports. Tagovailoa left the game in the third quarter after taking a hit to his right quadriceps muscle, just over the knee that's been an issue since Alabama's Oct. 13 win over Missouri. Redshirt freshman Mac Jones led the offense for the remainder of Saturday's game. Alabama returns to action Nov. 17 against The Citadel.
Nov 10 - 6:51 PM

Alabama redshirt freshman QB Mac Jones replaced an injured Tua Tagovailoa during the third quarter of Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

Jones (6'2/205) moved into the backup QB position when junior Jalen Hurts underwent ankle surgery last month, and he's now been pressed into action as a result of Tagovailoa taking a hit directly onto his right quadriceps muscle. Jones' first drive ended with a punt, and no decision has been made regarding Tagovailoa's status moving forward.
Nov 10 - 6:18 PM

Alabama sophomore QB Tua Tagovailoa (quad) was taken to the injury tent during the third quarter of Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

Tagovailoa took a hit to his right quadriceps muscle, right above the knee has been an issue for him since Alabama's Oct. 13 win over Missouri. After leaving the tent the sophomore signal-caller was riding an exercise bike on the sideline, with backup Mac Jones going into the game to lead the Alabama offense. Tagovailoa is one of two Alabama quarterbacks that are banged up, with Jalen Hurts (ankle) only available in an emergency situation.
Nov 10 - 6:13 PM

Alabama sophomore WR Devonta Smith (hamstring) did not start at split end in Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

With Smith out of the starting lineup, the next question to be answered is whether or not he'll be able to play at all. The sophomore, who injured his hamstring during Alabama's Oct. 20 win over Missouri, missed one game and did not see much action in the Nov. 3 win over LSU. Freshman Jaylen Waddle, who's caught eight passes in Alabama's last two games, made the start at split end.
Nov 10 - 3:57 PM

Alabama freshman WR Jaylen Waddle made the start at split end in Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

Waddle (5'10/177) made the start in place of Devonta Smith, who's been limited in recent weeks by a hamstring injury. On the season, the freshman's caught 25 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns. In Alabama's last two games, which Smith either missed or was limited for, Waddle caught a total of eight passes for 161 yards and a touchdown.
Nov 10 - 3:55 PM

Alabama sophomore RB Najee Harris (ankle) is expected to play in Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

Harris was referred to as day-to-day by HC Nick Saban earlier in the week but CBS Sports announcer Brad Nessler reported his ankle looked "fine," making it unsurprising Harris will play. He and Damien Harris will continue to share the workload against Mississippi State.
Nov 10 - 3:22 PM

Alabama sophomore WR Devonta Smith (hamstring) went through warmups ahead of Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

Smith, who missed Alabama's Oct. 20 win over Tennessee as a result of the injury, was available for the Crimson Tide's Nov. 3 win over LSU but did not accumulate any statistics. It should be noted that the sophomore pass-catcher took part in pregame warmups ahead of that game as well. If Smith can go he gives Alabama another quality receiver to work with alongside Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III.
Nov 10 - 3:18 PM

Alabama sophomore WR Henry Ruggs III is expected to play in Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

Ruggs was able to practice in full on Tuesday after suffering an injury to his right leg in last week's game against LSU. He has 499 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 28 receptions this season and will look to add to that against Mississippi State.
Nov 10 - 3:16 PM

Alabama junior QB Jalen Hurts (ankle) is on the field going through warmups ahead of Saturday's game against Mississippi State.

Hurts, who underwent surgery on his ankle during the team's bye week last month, did not play in the team's Nov. 3 win at LSU. The junior quarterback was considered to be available only in an emergency situation for that game, and that may be the case against Mississippi State as well. Mac Jones, who served as Tua Tagovailoa's backup in Alabama's win over LSU, may once again hold that role.
Nov 10 - 3:10 PM

CBS Sports announcer Brad Nessler attended Alabama practice this week and relays that sophomore RB Najee Harris (ankle) is "fine."

Earlier in the week, Tide HC Nick Saban referred to Harris as day-to-day. Regardless of how you prefer your injury designations, it would appear that there is nothing to worry about, here. The sophomore was injured near the end of last Saturday's 29-0 win over LSU. We will pass along word if Harris ends up a late scratch, but for now, expect him to be able to give it a go against Mississippi State on Saturday.
Nov 9 - 2:26 PM

Alabama sophomore WR Jerry Jeudy (undisclosed) missed the open portion of Tuesday's practice.

Charlie Potter of Bama OnLine writes that the reason for Jeudy's absence is "nothing serious." That's good news, as Jeudy has been excellent in 2018, and is coming off a eight-catch, 103-yard day in the 29-0 rout of LSU. For now, it seems likely that the star sophomore will play, but it's a situation worth keeping an eye on going forward.
Source: Bama Online
Nov 7 - 5:31 PM


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