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Tua Tagovailoa, UA defense has added motivation after Heisman presentation

Alicia Devine - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

He took a program that was already dominant and made it virtually unstoppable in college football; however, it was not enough for Heisman voters to award Tua Tagovailoa of the University of Alabama with the Heisman Memorial Trophy on Saturday night. 

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The sophomore fell second to Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, despite setting multiple school records and becoming the first one to do something rare in Crimson Tide football: make a Nick Saban-coached defense take a back seat.

In the latest edition of In My Own Words, Stephen Smith of Touchdown Alabama Magazine discussed how the Heisman would be a massive recruiting tool (should Tagovailoa win) or massive motivational tool.

After seeing what happened in New York City, the school and its fan base got an answer.  

Heisman 2018: How Alabama Still Benefits, Awarded Or Not

While the matchup on Dec. 29 between Alabama and Oklahoma will be one for the ages, listed below is the newest episode of the podcast. Continue to follow tdalabamamag.com for all the latest news and updates on Tide football.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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