The Alabama quarterback is anticipated to play Saturday towards The Citadel regardless of leaving the group’s 24-Zero blowout win over Mississippi State within the third quarter with a knee damage.
“No,” coach Nick Saban replied when requested if he was contemplating sitting Tagovailoa, by way of AL.com. “Why would we try this? To say that this isn’t an essential sport or he doesn’t have to play? I feel we have to do a greater job of the folks enjoying round him doing what they’re supposed to take action he doesn’t get hit.
“And he must do a greater job of stepping up within the pocket and eliminating the ball, which he had a number of alternatives to do. A few of these hits might be prevented simply by higher execution, and I feel that’s what we’re going to deal with, not making an attempt to take a man out of a sport so he can’t enhance or do what he must do to get higher or do what we have to do to get higher as a group and develop some confidence in one another.”
Tagovailoa beforehand left Alabama’s win towards Missouri final month after tweaking his knee and the damage flared up within the group’s win over LSU on Nov. 3.
Saban assured Tagovailoa is “OK” after his most up-to-date setback and mentioned he might have returned towards Mississippi State, although the group did not need to irritate the damage additional.
“We’re not going to take the strategy in any sport that we play that we’re not going to play gamers and take guys out and do all this and play any individual else and assume that the opponent that we’re enjoying just isn’t able to being very aggressive,” Saban mentioned. “That may be your mindset. That’s not my mindset. That’s not our mindset. That’s not going to be the mindset of our gamers.
“And I’m not likely desirous about any of your ideas about how we must always handle our group and what we must always attempt to do to get higher no matter what you suppose, simply because we’re enjoying The Citadel.”
The undefeated Crimson Tide are slated to host the Bulldogs at 12 p.m. ET Saturday.